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Is it possible that 1+1=3?

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DebaterAgent
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/3/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DebaterAgent

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=1
How else can this be possible?
TheBoss

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
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by theunionforever61 3 years ago
theunionforever61
you cant divide by a-b because that equals 0
Posted by rjacobson 3 years ago
rjacobson
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
miketheman1200
how the heck did pro win?
Posted by HeWhoKnowsAll 4 years ago
HeWhoKnowsAll
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
Heineken
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
natoast
This argument basicaly says that in the equation 1+1=3 you multiply both sides by zero.
Posted by TheElderScroll 4 years ago
TheElderScroll
@The_Master_Riddler
What is world record? 1 man+1 woman+sex = 5? in my memory?
Posted by The_Master_Riddler 4 years ago
The_Master_Riddler
Thanks. @wrichcirw
Posted by wrichcirw 4 years ago
wrichcirw
LOL, 7 points for The_Master_Riddler...:D
Posted by The_Master_Riddler 4 years ago
The_Master_Riddler
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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Vote Placed by Muted 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con states that the basic axiom in mathematics is a fact. It is not.
Vote Placed by GorefordMaximillion 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con should have made the argument in the comments. Pro is wrong, but Con did not counter arguments. (unlike the comments) Don't tell me who is right... tell me who won the debate!!!
Vote Placed by Heineken 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro plagiarized as Con suggested. See source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_fallacy
Vote Placed by philochristos 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro carefully laid out his argument, and even though there was a major flaw, Con failed to see it, much less refute it.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro didn't provide a refutation.
Vote Placed by blackfirewolf 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Although con never did prove against what pro said I believe what con said was much more logical then pro.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con was funnier, but the game was to point out the flaw which he didn't.
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Reasons for voting decision: step 5, a-b = 0. You can't divide by 0. Pro's argument is faulty, while Con's convinced me. Although Con obviously isn't a theologian. Conduct against pro for copy pasting a fallacious argument.
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Reasons for voting decision: I think Pro wins because although his argument was mathematically invalid, Con never pointed out why.
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Reasons for voting decision: see my comment