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Re: 1 + 1 = 2
Posted:
Jun 14, 1996 8:35 PM


gsb@CompuPick.com wrote:
> a = 1 > b = 1 > a = b > ab = b^2 > ab  a^2 = b^2  a^2 > a(b  a) = (b + a)(b  a) [factor] > a = b + a > 1 = 2 > > Right?
Wrong. On the factor line you divided both sides of the equation by (ba). Early you stated a = 1 and b = 1 so (ba) = 0. You cannot divide both sides of the equation by 0. You were correct up to that point though. That was a tricky proof. Some people in this forum will not be able to solve it.



