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Amazing discovery

  1. Jul 28, 2006 #1

    Office_Shredder

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    Earlier today, I proved 1=0!


    Think about it... it kind of tickles the brain in a weird way
     
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  3. Jul 28, 2006 #2

    quasar987

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    Are you gonna post how you did it? I'd like to see.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2006 #3

    chroot

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    The irony is about waist-high in this thread.

    - Warren
     
  5. Jul 28, 2006 #4
    Yes, but can you prove that 2 + 2 [itex] \neq [/itex] 4!
     
  6. Jul 28, 2006 #5

    quasar987

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    chroot,

    I can't see it. o_O
     
  7. Jul 28, 2006 #6

    Office_Shredder

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    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!
     
  8. Jul 28, 2006 #7

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    I meant, are you gonna post the details of the proof.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2006 #8
    Zero factorial?
     
  10. Jul 28, 2006 #9
    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
  11. Jul 28, 2006 #10

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    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 [tex]\Gamma (1) = 0! =1[/tex], but that might be kinda lame...
     
  12. Jul 29, 2006 #11

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    We have a winner! (<--- that's an exclamation mark, not a factorial).
     
  13. Jul 29, 2006 #12
    It had been possible that an inconsistency in mathematics was discovered. How disappointing.
     
  14. Jul 31, 2006 #13
    Yay. Bring on the cute math babes. o:)
     
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