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# THE NUMBER FIVE IS EQUIVALENT TO THE NUMBER TEN.

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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: 1,766 times Debate No: 3609
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 Pro 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 ******************************** I'M NOT GONNA LOSE THIS TIME.Report this Argument Con You shall lose because you don't understand the math involved at all. For those who haven't seen this debate, check out this link: (http://www.debate.org...) and you shall see where this comes from. Work out the proof and when you plug numbers into step 7, the proof fails in application. Up until step 7, the proof is sound. However, when substituting 5 and 10 for a and b, you get: ********************* 7. a - t/2 = b - t/2 8. a = b ********************* 7. 5 - (15/2) = 10 - (15/2) --> -2.5 = 2.5 8. -2.5 = 2.5 Step 8 is incorrect, therefore the proof is not valid for a and b wherein A is 5 and B is 10. >>"I'M NOT GONNA LOSE THIS TIME." Incorrect - your proof, which you took from me without understanding the math is not true for the numbers you propose. Here I have utterly defeated your proof in this debate and utterly fooled you in the other. Good day.Report this Argument
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Posted by JustCallMeTarzan 9 years ago
you are losing because you are arrogant and like to plagiarize your arguments to spite people. And on top of that, your resolution is incorrect.
Posted by THEmanlyDEBATER2 9 years ago
HOW AM I LOSING? TARZAN POSTED THE SAME THING IN ANOTHER DEBATE AND IS WINNING. THIS IS VERY FRUSTRATING.
Posted by XsamacadoX 9 years ago
Okay... that was a bit dificult to follow. As far as i could tell from looking at the first three steps t=0, which doesn't make much sense. I hate algebra (assuming that is what this si)
Posted by JasonMc 9 years ago
"I'M NOT GONNA LOSE THIS TIME." - really?
Posted by run-ons_maker 9 years ago
confuse...... can both of you use exact number(10, 9, 5) instead of algebra(a, b, x)?
Posted by joetehgirl 9 years ago
ahaha DUDE! mega. pwnage.
themanlydebater, you just got shut down. ahaha
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
LOL! Themanlydebater got owned from on both positions. Well played, Tarzan. :D
Posted by JustCallMeTarzan 9 years ago
everyone also knows unsound proofs are bad ideas... except perhaps our friend up there...
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Silly. Everyone knows one round debates means "instant defeat."
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