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# Is it possible that 1+1=3?

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 12/3/2012 Category: Education Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 3,482 times Debate No: 27760
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 Pro This is only one round so it is a short debate. 1. Let a and b be equal non-zero quantities a=b 2. Multiply through by a a2 (squared) = ab 3. Subtract b2 (squared) a2(squared) - b2 (squared) =ab - b2( squared) 4. Factor both sides (a-b)(a+b)=b(a-b) 5. Divide out (a-b) a+b=b 6. Observing that a=b b+b=b 7. Combine like terms on the left 2b=b 8. Divide by the non-zero b 2=1How else can this be possible? Report this Argument Con Thank you for making this debate.Let's face the facts 1+1=2.For example, if there is one apple, and you add one more apple, there will be a total of two apples. That is logic.How is it possible to have one object all of a sudden become three when you just add another object?It is rather impossible.And I swear that you got that off the internet. It's all copy and paste I know it.Thank you Report this Argument
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Posted by theunionforever61 3 years ago
you cant divide by a-b because that equals 0
Posted by rjacobson 4 years ago
I agree pro won the debate. All con had to do was call out the false step of dividing by (a-b), but con failed to do so.
Posted by miketheman1200 4 years ago
how the heck did pro win?
Posted by HeWhoKnowsAll 4 years ago
Given the equation wrichcirw is correct. Then I copied and pasted his comment and found that he got it online at http://en.wikipedia.org.... The only way mathematically 1+1=3 is in Boolean algebra. Those of us in electronics use it a couple of times a week.
Posted by Heineken 4 years ago
Did people not see that Pro plagiarized his entire set of arguments? Con pointed it out and he was right. I posted the link in my RFD.
Posted by natoast 4 years ago
This argument basicaly says that in the equation 1+1=3 you multiply both sides by zero.
Posted by TheElderScroll 4 years ago
@The_Master_Riddler
What is world record? 1 man+1 woman+sex = 5? in my memory?
Posted by The_Master_Riddler 4 years ago
Thanks. @wrichcirw
Posted by wrichcirw 4 years ago
LOL, 7 points for The_Master_Riddler...:D
Posted by The_Master_Riddler 4 years ago
All pro had to say was this. A woman meets a man and they have sex. The woman is not prone to miscarriages. In nine months, how many people will there be? 3
1 man+ 1 woman + sex= 3 people
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