lol. I remember seing this a few years ago at school; it's very cleverly done.
In essence, the last step is incorrect as you are dividing by zero, which is impossible.

Bottom line, this proof basically says "1 times 0 equals 2 times 0, therefore 1 equals 2". The fallacy is that just because two numbers give you the same answer (zero) after you multiply them each by zero, it doesn't necessarily mean that the two numbers are the same, because anything when multiplied by zero gives zero.

But if you can remember the steps it's a hell of a good one to wind up people who think they're good at algebra!

Fanta was developed in Nazi Germany (not necessarily by a Nazi) as a way of keeping the Coca-Cola bottling plants running when supplies of Coca-Cola syrup were disrupted during the war.

In order to conform to the dietary requirements of my religion, (Roman Catholic Bhuddist)tonight I must eat fish chips and fizzy orange of the fanta variety.

In order to conform to the dietary requirements of my religion, (Roman Catholic Bhuddist)tonight I must eat fish chips and fizzy orange of the fanta variety.

Deep joy.

Throw a pot of curry on that and you may even be "Tangoed"

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1,438MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant553RegisteredDolphins always sleep with one eye open.

Cuba’s giant land crab can outrun a horse.

A bald-eagle’s nest can weigh up to two tonnes.

When hibernating, a woodchuck only breathes 10 times an hour but when awake it breathes 2100 times an hour.

The rhinoceros has nostrils that are bigger than its brain.

2,814RegisteredIs that a male rhinoceros

668RegisteredHowever, using your mobile phone at a petrol station isn't dangerous as a ringing phone doesn't create any sparks with which to ignite fuel.

668RegisteredTell me he leaves Bugs Bunny alone though...:001_unsure:

668RegisteredGoats have condoms! (Sort of)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7648860.stm

366Registeredso do true bristolians....one eye asleep, one eye on their treasure!!!

366Registered854RegisteredThat gives a whole new meaning to "sniff it up, it makes brains". :laugh:

854RegisteredSo do I.

715RegisteredNearly every person who hears or reads this tries it!

578Registered1,438MAAT, AAT Licensed AccountantI have a friend who can! She has a freaky tongue... I don't think she's human actually

1,110RegisteredSame with the 'fact' that a persons thumb is exactly the same size as their nose

668Registered(And I can prove it)

4,234Registeredgo on then . im intrigued ?

668RegisteredStep 2: Then a^2 = ab (^2 = squared, ^3 would be cubed),

Step 3: a^2 + a^2 = a^ + ab,

Step 4: 2a^2 = a^2 + ab,

Step 5: 2a^2 - 2ab = a^2 + ab - 2ab,

Step 6: and 2a^2 - 2ab = a^2 - ab.

Step 7: This can be written as 2(a^2 - ab) = 1(a^2 - ab),

Step 8: and cancelling the (a^2 - ab) from both sides gives 2=1.

:biggrin:

4,234Registered668Registeredthere is one fallacious step in that algebra that I declined to mention earlier, try and spot it.:thumbup1:

4,234Registered668RegisteredIn essence, the last step is incorrect as you are dividing by zero, which is impossible.

Bottom line, this proof basically says "1 times 0 equals 2 times 0, therefore 1 equals 2". The fallacy is that just because two numbers give you the same answer (zero) after you multiply them each by zero, it doesn't necessarily mean that the two numbers are the same, because anything when multiplied by zero gives zero.

But if you can remember the steps it's a hell of a good one to wind up people who think they're good at algebra!

4,234Registered668RegisteredNah we won't go there:laugh:

158Registered4,234Registered592RegisteredDeep joy.

2,814RegisteredThrow a pot of curry on that and you may even be "Tangoed"

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