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The equation of fail

  1. Oct 19, 2009 #1
    Is their anything wrong behind the mathematics of this?

    http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/853/studyh.jpg [Broken]
    (n.b I tried putting in general discussion but the post didn't work for some reason?)
     
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  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 19, 2009 #2
    To me, it is the same as doing this (using negation to represent "no"):

    -a = b and a = -b (adding together...)
    -a + a = b - b
    (-1+1)a = (-1+1)b
    a = b

    But it is using division by zero to arrive at the answer.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
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