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# Windows 7: Winston Churchill... A carrot ???

 23 Mar 2010 #11 noobvious Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop) 7,472 posts east central NY state Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED lolwut? +1. Mathematics, not one of my strong suits. So that whole post may as well be Attic Greek to me. My System Specs
 24 Mar 2010 #12 smarteyeball 8 Pro x64 12,731 posts Brisbane I didn't need maths to prove he was a carrot. I merely watched a giant rabbit pluck him from the ground and eat him to confirm my theory... My System Specs
 24 Mar 2010 #13 Thorsen Win7 Home Premium 64x 3,420 posts The only way to get 1=0 is to use i which is an imaginary number representing the squareroot of -1. This is still an imaginary number and it cant exist in the real world, there is still no real world way of making 1=0. My System Specs
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 24 Mar 2010 #14 Thorsen Win7 Home Premium 64x 3,420 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Little Darwin    Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen Wrong: (a+b)(a-b)=a(a-b) (Equation 4) Correct: (a+b)(a-b)= a^2-ab+ab-b^2 = a^2-b^2 Another Edit: This is done in many forms to try and prove that 1=0, but it is at this point that I always see this failure. Likewise, the formula "(a+b)(a-b)= " deontes, that there are two answers to the formula in that there are two possible outcomes a+b and a-b... thus two different answers for this fomula either subracting b or adding b. a will never yeild the same result unless b=0 I don't quite understand the last paragraph... Are you saying that the two terms in (a+b)(a-b) = ???? can only mean two roots? If so, there are many polynomials with a single root. Or more properly I guess two identical roots. Actually Equation 4 is correct if a=b... The biggest error comes in the following step. if a=b then a-b=0 and equation 5 is derived by dividing both sides by zero, which is not defined. Of course if a=b, equation 4 can be reduced to 0=0 which is perfectly valid, but applying undefined functions makes the proof invalid. Lol, my math is not what it used to be. you are correct the roots can be two seperate things as this setup would work in reverse: (4)(2)= 8 (3+1)(3-1)=8 a=3, b=1 (a+b)(a-b)=8 so this works Edit: the biggest flaw is still the use of foil as the original example I stated though: Wrong: (a+b)(a-b)=a(a-b) (Equation 4) {this leads to the result posted: aa-ab= a(a-b)} Correct: (a+b)(a-b)= a^2-ab+ab-b^2 = a^2-b^2 My System Specs
 24 Mar 2010 #15 smarteyeball 8 Pro x64 12,731 posts Brisbane Perhaps the biggest flaw is that when you define by using arbitrary parameters, you can use maths to prove anything - even if it's simply not true: My System Specs
 24 Mar 2010 #16 derekimo Win 10 Pro x64 17,249 posts East Bay Area, CA Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious    Quote: Originally Posted by product fred lolwut? +1. Mathematics, not one of my strong suits. So that whole post may as well be attic greek to me. math hurts... Attached Images My System Specs