The Instigator
stephenyoo1995
Pro (for)
Winning
27 Points
The Contender
ww54ww
Con (against)
Losing
18 Points

2 has the same value as the value of 1.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/8/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,241 times Debate No: 1559
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stephenyoo1995

Pro

Let a = b.
Then a^2 = ab.
Subtract b^2 from both sides.
Then a^2-b^2=ab-b^2.
Use difference of squares.
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)
Divide both sides by (a-b).
Then a+b=b.
Now let a=1, then b=1.
Substitute a=1 and b=1 into a+b=b.
Thus 2=1.
ww54ww

Con

do (a-b) then you get the answer! It's not 2=1 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH MUHAHAHA MUHA MUHA MUHAAAAAAAA
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by beem0r 9 years ago
beem0r
However, con didn't bring that up, he just said something nonsensical and laughed. This is why he loses. Don't vote for him because he's right, vote for pro because he actually made a case. Con didn't make a concise point at all, yet it's a tie. This is ridiculous.
Posted by coolman 9 years ago
coolman
This formula does not work BECAUSE 'a' and 'b' are equal. Because the very last step - "Divide both sides by (a-b)" - will come out undefined when 'a' and 'b' are equal, because 'a' minus 'b' is zero. When you devide by zero, the answer is undefined.
Posted by Rob1Billion 9 years ago
Rob1Billion
I think the amount of laughing proves that he must have made his point effectively...
Posted by beem0r 9 years ago
beem0r
Con could easily have won, but he's a nub.
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