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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: An algebraic "proof" that 2 = 1

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From: Matt <maus_malone@hotmail.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2003022812:51:42
Subject: Expansion on Diltert


so we have the equation of earnings as

money = (work)/(knowledge)

Assume, though, that this manager is the boss' son.  Therefore he does
no work at all and has no (relevant) knowledge at all.

money = 0/0

Does this mean that the application of L'Hopital's theorm will yield
the amount of money you have to pay the boss' son not to anger the
boss?

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