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zigster

by zigster (Hermit)
on Nov 21, 2000 at 15:07 UTC ( #42664=user: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Well its me init, I am a unix / C / C++ /Java / Perl / Stuff programmer. I code stuff to do stuff, that is about as specific as it gets.

The Piccy above is my son and I, the life in my life.

0/0 Does not equal 1

WORD
1)     x = y 
2)     x^2 = xy      (multiply both sides by x)
3)     x^2 - y^2 = xy - y^2  (subtract y^2 from each side)
4)     (x + y)(x - y) = y(x - y)     (factor)
5)     x + y = y     (divide out (x - y))
6)     2y = y      (substitute y for x from #1)
7)     2 = 1      (What do you think of that?!)
The mistake comes in step 5, when dividing by (x-y) on both sidesand the equation becomes (X+Y)* 0/0 = Y * (0/0) iff 0/0 == 1 then the result would be valid and 2 would in fact be equal to 1... this could make maths a little tricky.

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