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Jackie-Chan
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cody30228
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24 Points

Two is equal to the number one.

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Started: 1/7/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Jackie-Chan

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.
cody30228

Con

two is equal to the number one

the key phrase here
IS EQUAL
not sometimes is equal
not can be equal through made up math, but IS EQUAL

I I

how many lines?
2
not 1
2
so 2 is not equal to one
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by U.S_Patriot 9 years ago
U.S_Patriot
I believe i've seen this before, and (a-b)=0. You cannot divide by zero.
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