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    1: Take the equation a = b

    2: Now multiply both side of the equation by a, giving:
    a2 = ab

    3: Add a2 - 2ab to each side, which gives:
    a2 + a2 - 2ab = ab + a2 - 2ab

    4: Simplify that equation:
    2(a2 - ab) = a2 -ab

    5: Divide both sides by (a2 - ab), which, astonishingly gives:

    2 = 1

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    (You cannot divide by (a2 - ab), since (a2 - ab) may be zero).

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    The reason that works is because a2 = ab, hence a2 - ab = 0.

    EDIT: blast shiro beat me to it =)

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    hehehe

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    >> The reason that works is because a2 = ab, hence a2 - ab = 0.

    That is just the perfectly logical solution. how come i didn't see that?!?! I must sharpen my math skills.
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    >>Now multiply both side of the equation by a, giving:
    >>a2 = ab

    a * a = a to the power of 2 ( i dunno fi this affects the outcome, though...

    or did a2 mean a to the power of 2?

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    wait! there is still a problem.
    if a2-ab is 0, then we are dividing both sides by 0.
    dividing anynumber by 0 is infinity or in other words undefined.

    so how can there be 2(infinity)?? that is still infinity.
    infinity=a number bigger than the biggest number.
    if there is 2(infinity), that is the biggest number, hence infinity.
    so is infinity=2(infinity)
    so, multiplying infinity by any number gives you infinity? that is the same type of property zero has. so is infinity similar ro zero? is infinity=0???

    ohhh this is soooooo confusing...
    *\ getting dizzy. brain fries. faints /*
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    a * a = a to the power of 2 ( i dunno fi this affects the outcome, though...

    or did a2 mean a to the power of 2?
    a2 means a to the power of 2.in other words, a^2. which is the same as "a squared".
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