Is 1+1=3 ??
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Started:  2/4/2015  Category:  Education  
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I accept the challenge. 1 + 1 does not equal 3. 

Hello!
Let me say first of all that there is no real proof for the statement 1 + 1 = 3. You cannot use correct mathematics to prove an incorrect statement. However, there are a couple of cutesie "proofs" of stuff like this, and you can use them to "prove" anything you want. The most famous example is the "proof" that 1 = 0, and once you prove anything that isn't true, you can prove ANYTHING else. You could prove that the moon is made of green cheese. You could prove that 5 = 8. You could prove that I'm your father. And yes, you could also prove that 1+1 = 3. That's because the statement p => q is always true when p is false. So that's the deal. Let x=y. Then x  y + y = y x  y + y y  =  xy xy y y 1 +  =  xy xy 1 = 0 Now we know that 1 = 1, so add the following three equations together: 1 = 0 1 = 1 1 = 1 On the right is 1+1, and on the left is 3 ones, and 3 ones make 3. ajttja forfeited this round. 

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The problem is that 1/0  1/0 /= 0.
That will likely end up meaning an automatic loss for you.
That's much more readable. Thank you.
Why did you add 1 to the left side of the equation while keeping the other side the same? You completely fudged the algebra.
xy+y=y
(xy+y)/(xy)=y/(xy)
1+( y/(xy))=y/(xy)
1=0
thanks for the suggestion
So it wouldn't equal 3.
x  y + y = y"
So in other words, xx+x=x, which is untrue. 2x doesn't equal x.
You destroyed your own argument right there...