From Overcoming Bias, a proof that 2 is, in fact, equal to one. First let x = y = 1. x = y x2 = xy x2 – y2 = xy – y2 (x + y)(x – y) = y(x – y) x + y = y 2 = 1 There is a simple flawContinue reading “Proof that 2 = 1”

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## Proof that 2 = 1

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From Overcoming Bias, a proof that 2 is, in fact, equal to one. First let x = y = 1. x = y x2 = xy x2 – y2 = xy – y2 (x + y)(x – y) = y(x – y) x + y = y 2 = 1 There is a simple flawContinue reading “Proof that 2 = 1”