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stephenyoo1995
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SperoAmicus
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38 Points

Two holds the same value as one.

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Started: 1/8/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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stephenyoo1995

Pro

Let a = b.
Then a^2 = ab.
Subtract b^2 from both sides.
Then a^2-b^2=ab-b^2.
Use difference of squares.
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)
Divide both sides by (a-b).
Then a+b=b.
Now let a=1, then b=1.
Substitute a=1 and b=1 into a+b=b.
Thus 2=1.
SperoAmicus

Con

Why the direct challenge?

Anyways, I had a major in Economics, so this isn't too difficult, just a little bit of an illusion.

Let a = b.
Then a^2 = ab.
Subtract b^2 from both sides.
Then a^2-b^2=ab-b^2.
Use difference of squares.
(a+b)(a-b)=b(a-b)
Divide both sides by (a-b).

^^^

(a-b)=0, and dividing by zero is undefined or approaches infinity, and not the result listed.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by LandonWalsh 9 years ago
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I've got you both! *Holds three apples*
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