1 equals 2
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Started:  8/17/2014  Category:  Miscellaneous  
Updated:  2 years ago  Status:  Post Voting Period  
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I have previously debated that 2=3, and now I will debate that 1=2.
First Round is for acceptance. Any questions will be answered in the comments.
How fun! I was highly amused by your 2=3 debate, so hopefully this one will be good as well :) 

It shall.
I thank my opponent for mustering the courage to accept such an unusual debate, and hope he has a good time. Let's begin, shall we? I will be proving that 1=2. We start with a very basic formula that just about everyone who has done algebra should know: a^2b^2=(ab)(a+b) Since variables can be any number, we can safely assume that for this scenario, a=b. That being said, we can replace the "b"s with "a"s. a^2a^2=(aa)(a+a) Then, we can simplify the left side of the equation. a(aa)=(aa)(a+a) Notice, the two sides have remained equal this entire time. As you can see, both sides of the equation have: (aa) This means that we can safely remove it, "cancel them out". That leaves us with: a=a+a Which equals: a=2a Then, if you divide both sides by "a", you are left with: 1=2 Interesting argument, Pro! Pro's method of reaching 1 = 2 can be summarized as follows: The main problem with this can be found in the following portion of that method: In order to reach A = A + A, we have to divide both sides by (AA) as shown below: But... we then realize that (A  A) = 0 By substituting the (A  A)'s in the denominator with zeroes, we get the following: Of course, this is the famous "divide by zero" error (http://www.mathsisfun.com...). It is an 'undefined' operation, and since it is an essential step in Pro's calculation, this renders Pro's method as a whole invalidated, thus negating the resolution. The proper way to simplify this little setup of Pro's would require going back up to the second step, realizing that both (AA) and (A^2  A^2) are equal to zero, and going from there: As of now, Pro has not successfully shown that 1=2. The resolution is negated. Good luck, Pro! 

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yay! thanks :P 
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
TheRussian  UchihaMadara  Tied  

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Basically, if you write it out step by step, it will be unequal once you take the square root...
the answer is in here: http://www.purplemath.com...