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## Proof that 1 = 0

14 October 2013, 09:13

Ok, so if you know this one, no spoilers! Let people puzzle over it a bit.

We've had a lot of things on MyNews24, but mathematics hasn't been up there. However, just re-stumbled across the mathematical proof for why 1 = 0 ... a lot more persuasive than many of the religious debates and 'proof' you find on here.
x = y.
Then x2 = xy.
Subtract the same thing from both sides:
x2 - y2 = xy - y2
Dividing by (x-y), obtain
x + y = y.
Since x = y, we see that
2 y = y.
Thus 2 = 1, since we started with y nonzero.
Subtracting 1 from both sides,
1 = 0.
Man, back in the good old days of High School that blew my mind!

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