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# THE NUMBER 10 IS EQUIVALENT TO THE NUMBER 5

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 4/12/2008 Category: Science Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period Viewed: 2,638 times Debate No: 3605
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 Con FIVE DOESN'T EQUAL 10. 5 = 5 10 = 10 There's new FREAKIN WAY I CAN LOSE THIS DEBATE. AND PAY NO REGARD TO THE FIRST COMMENTER BELOW. HE IS ACTUALLY JEALOUS OF MY SUPERIOR MATH SKILLS.Report this Argument Pro After your third revision, I got of seeing this change and change while you simply attack me for pointing out that you've posted a topic that's impossible to debate. I will offer a mathematical proof for why 5 = 10. ******************************* Let t = a + b and a = 5 and b = 10 1. a + b = t 2. (a + b)(a - b) = t(a - b) 3. a^2 - b^2 = ta - tb 4. a^2 - ta = b^2 - tb 5. a^2 - ta + (t^2)/4 = b^2 - tb + (t^2)/4 6. (a - t/2)^2 = (b - t/2)^2 7. a - t/2 = b - t/2 8. a = b ******************************** Fairly simple to follow with a rudimentary understanding of algebra.Report this Argument
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Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
I just ran into the "No true Scotsman" fallacy on that page, pretty interesting also.
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
The style over substance fallacy is fallacy I myself have had trouble believing was a fallacy. I was arguing with someone and called them out for an ad hominem attack and they threw this fallacy in my face.

Here it is: http://en.wikipedia.org...
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Oh.... wtf is the substance of style fallacy? Attempting to tell a judge that their judging paradigm is a fallacy is interesting.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
No, step five does flow into step 6. (a-b/2)^2 is going to be a^2 - ab + b^2/4. (Substitute t for b)

The only part of this that one work is the dividing by 0 part.
Posted by THEmanlyDEBATER2 9 years ago
RUDENESS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ARGUMENTS. YOU ARE COMMITTING THE STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE FALLACY.
Posted by PublicForumG-d 9 years ago
Its not really bias (I didn't vote off preconcieved notions). I voted off rudeness. An unusual RFD, but a valid one nonethless
Posted by THEmanlyDEBATER2 9 years ago
I STAND BEHIND YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE OUT OF BIAS, PUBLICFORUMG-D. AND YOU'RE WRONG TARZAN AS YOU CAN'T PROVE THAT I MADE THAT MODIFICATION TO WIKIPEDIA. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE OUTWITTED THREE TIMES IN A ROW?
Posted by PublicForumG-d 9 years ago
I voted for you anyway though. :D
Posted by PublicForumG-d 9 years ago
Step 5 does not equal step 6. I did the proof below that.

Step 7 doesn't seem wrong either.
Posted by JustCallMeTarzan 9 years ago
I'm pretty sure it does... I'm a little rusty on my algebra, but I think it's right... anyway, the whole thing works with the numbers until step 7 anyway. And I just had to provide a proof that was convincing in the abstract - lol
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