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2=1: Proof inside

Amazing - Check this out
Suppose you have two variables, a and b, both of them nonzero and such that:
a=b
Multiply both sides of the equation by a and you will have:
a2= ab
Subtract b2 from both sides of the equation to obtain:
a2-b2=ab-b2
Factoring both sides of the equation results in:
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)
Divide both sides fo the equation by(a-b) to obtain:
a+b=b
Since we started with the fact that a=b, we can substitute a by b, thus:
b+b=b
It easily follows that 2b=b, thus, dividing both sides by b results n
2=1

I can now tell my employees that that make twice as much as they thought!!!!!
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Amazing - Check this out
Suppose you have two variables, a and b, both of them nonzero and such that:
a=b
Multiply both sides of the equation by a and you will have:
a2= ab
Subtract b2 from both sides of the equation to obtain:
a2-b2=ab-b2
Factoring both sides of the equation results in:
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)
Divide both sides fo the equation by(a-b) to obtain:
a+b=b
Since we started with the fact that a=b, we can substitute a by b, thus:
b+b=b
It easily follows that 2b=b, thus, dividing both sides by b results n
2=1

I can now tell my employees that that make twice as much as they thought!!!!!
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Amazing - Check this out
Suppose you have two variables, a and b, both of them nonzero and such that:
a=b
Multiply both sides of the equation by a and you will have:
a2= ab
Subtract b2 from both sides of the equation to obtain:
a2-b2=ab-b2
Actually, at this point, you have zero equals zero, and zero cannot be factored.


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Factoring both sides of the equation results in:
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)
Divide both sides fo the equation by(a-b) to obtain:
a+b=b
Since we started with the fact that a=b, we can substitute a by b, thus:
b+b=b
It easily follows that 2b=b, thus, dividing both sides by b results n
2=1

I can now tell my employees that that make twice as much as they thought!!!!!

Although it is correct by the rules of math that I can do anything I want to an equation, as long as I do it to both sides equally, I cannot simply ignore other laws of math, such as zero divided by any value is indeterminate, and any value divided by zero is undefined.

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Your not being nice now! I am NOT a NERD, NO NO NO.



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Actually, at this point, you have zero equals zero, and zero cannot be factored.





Although it is correct by the rules of math that I can do anything I want to an equation, as long as I do it to both sides equally, I cannot simply ignore other laws of math, such as zero divided by any value is indeterminate, and any value divided by zero is undefined.

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Nice - You're absolutely correct. I would also think that technically, the agrument was over at a=b

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