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posted on Apr, 3 2003 @ 07:48 PM
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ok i think this works out enjoy
AutoMessage: a=b
a^2=ab
a^2-b^2=ab-b^2
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)
(a+b)=b
a+a=a
2a=a
2=1
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does it surprise you




posted on Apr, 3 2003 @ 08:07 PM
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...reminds me of a joke...sorry if you've heard it before:

An Iraqi teacher was intercepted flying into LAX yesterday. Authorities found on him the following - a protractor, a slide-ruler and a calculator...

...George W Bush has announced that this interception is undeniable proof that Iraqi DO possess WEAPONS of MATHS INSTRUCTION....





Peace,
ALIEN



posted on Apr, 3 2003 @ 08:26 PM
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ok i think this works out enjoy
AutoMessage: a=b
a^2=ab
a^2-b^2=ab-b^2
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)
(a+b)=b
a+a=a
2a=a
2=1


does it surprise you


What's your point?



posted on Apr, 3 2003 @ 10:28 PM
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This is a nice and very old puzzle in which one undertakes to prove ž2 equals 1Ó ( the 2's are "squared")

a = b multiply both sides by a
a2 = ab take b2 from both sides
a2 - b2 = ab - b2 then factorise
(a+b) (a-b) = b (a-b) then divide by (a-b)
a+ b = b but b = a
so 2a = a
so 2= 1
the flaw of course is in line ždivide by (a-b) because you are, of course, dividing by zero.



posted on Apr, 4 2003 @ 02:05 PM
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I don't get what you are trying to prove or say. All I see is a bucnh of algebra. Man I wish I did good in math. Can anyone explain what he is trying to do/prove/say?



posted on Apr, 4 2003 @ 08:43 PM
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i posted it cuz i found it wierd




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