Proof that 2 = 1

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Let, a = b + c

2a = a + b + c

2a - 2b = a - b + c

2a - 2b - 2c = a - b - c

2(a - b - c) = 1(a - b - c)

2 = 1

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A novel, but convoluted way, of performing this stunt - i.e. obtaining a spurious result by including the "illegal" operation of dividing by zero (a-b-c). However, my limited mathematical brain believes the experts in string theory. I have never seen any argument to discredit the theory on the grounds of using illegal (illogical) operations. That is, I believe that it is mathematically rigorous and valid.

However, I can subscribe to the idea that the limit of x/a, as "a" approaches zero is infinity, a completely, utterly, frustratingly incomprehensible result. I put string theory, and certainly quantum physics, in the same basket. My mind can't cope with the concept, but the reality is there in the maths.

I gain some consolation that the great Richard Feynman confessed ". . . .I don't understand it (QED)but nobody does".

So if the maths works then it comes down to "if you don't understand it, just accept it".

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My friend, you are trying to divide by 0 !!

replied to: boshito

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SORRY I AM NOT AS SMART AS YOU BUT

1. A=B+C I AGREE

2. 2A = A+B+C

IF YOU MULTIPLY Ax2 =2A

IF YOU MULTIPLY SIDE 1 OF EQATION THEN YOU MULTIPLY SIDE 2 BY THE SAME # 2= 2A= B+C X(2)= 2B + 2C

I MAY BE WRONG SO BE PATIENT AN EDUCATE ME IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE CONDESCENDING DO NOT BOTHER THANKS

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I AGREE AND I AM VERY IMPRESSED BY THE SIMPLE YET LOGICAL RESPONSE THANK YOU, PLEZ READ MY ??? ABOVE WHERE I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE THEOREM BUT IF I AM WRONG JUST SHOW ME THANKS DOC

replied to: macsking

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I AGREE AND I AM VERY IMPRESSED BY THE SIMPLE YET LOGICAL RESPONSE THANK YOU PLEZ READ MY ??? ABOVE WHERE I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE THEOREM BUT IF I AM WRONG JUST SHOW ME THANKS DOC

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If a = b + c, then a-b-c = zero

Dividing by zero is a meaningless,illegal operation.