# Amazing discovery

1. Jul 28, 2006

### Office_Shredder

Staff Emeritus
Earlier today, I proved 1=0!

Think about it... it kind of tickles the brain in a weird way

2. Jul 28, 2006

### quasar987

Are you gonna post how you did it? I'd like to see.

3. Jul 28, 2006

### chroot

Staff Emeritus

- Warren

4. Jul 28, 2006

### mattmns

Yes, but can you prove that 2 + 2 $\neq$ 4!

5. Jul 28, 2006

### quasar987

chroot,

I can't see it.

6. Jul 28, 2006

### Office_Shredder

Staff Emeritus
I used a well-known, yet under-appreciated, definition.

mattmns, I'm working on it, but it may take a while.

But I have shown 2=2!

7. Jul 28, 2006

### quasar987

I meant, are you gonna post the details of the proof.

8. Jul 28, 2006

### Mickey

Zero factorial?

9. Jul 28, 2006

### Dragonfall

1=0! by definition.

2=2! by definition too.

Like Mickey said, are you saying 'zero factorial' or are you screaming 'ZERO' at the top of your lungs?

Last edited: Jul 29, 2006
10. Jul 28, 2006

### benorin

The Bohr-Mollerup Theorem could be used to show that the gamma function is the unique analytic continuation of the factorial to the complex plane less the non-positive integers that is log-convex and assumes real values for real arguements... and show that $$\Gamma (1) = 0! =1$$, but that might be kinda lame...

11. Jul 29, 2006

### Office_Shredder

Staff Emeritus
We have a winner! (<--- that's an exclamation mark, not a factorial).

12. Jul 29, 2006

### Dragonfall

It had been possible that an inconsistency in mathematics was discovered. How disappointing.

13. Jul 31, 2006

### Mickey

Yay. Bring on the cute math babes.