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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Maths fail

a = b
a^2 = ab
a^2-b^2 = ab - b^2
(a+b)(a-b) = b(a-b)
a+b = b
2b = b
2 = 1

Is it sad I don't even want to attempt that :(?

ReplyDeleteeverything fails when zero comes in mind...zero is surely a magical number

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i dont get what just happened

ReplyDeleteNot even gonna try it, had some idea on how its fake but I'm to tired to attempt lol

ReplyDeletea=b

ReplyDeletea^2= ab

uhm?

"a=b

ReplyDeletea^2= ab

uhm? "

You are multiplying with a on both sides.

i hated equations at school -.- haha.

ReplyDeleteThat's... damn confusing. Never taught me that in school.

ReplyDelete@Layman Researcher: Yes, that's how equations work.

ReplyDeleteStill, you can't have one single answer when you had a quadratic equation in some point.

Haha it's like 1984...2+2=5

ReplyDeleteClearly it is magic.

ReplyDeleteI loved 1984....maybe my next blog entry should be about it.

ReplyDeleteIt's something with how they factor which is incorrect. I remember this problem in Adv Algebra.

ReplyDeletedon't really get it :D

ReplyDeletelol, algebra is awesome. i'd love to show this to my maths teacher :P

ReplyDeleteTried but math skills arent as sharp as they should be

ReplyDeletea = b

ReplyDeletea^2 = ab

a^2-b^2 = ab - b^2

(a+b)(a-b) = b(a-b) --- aa-ab+ba-bb = ba-bb

a+b = b

2b = b

2 = 1

that's why you musn't miss math classes xD

ReplyDeleteNice bug xD

ReplyDeletefail, did this so much at school xD

ReplyDeleteI did that for my TOK class in IB

ReplyDeleteWut just happened?

ReplyDeleteUgh, wait too late in the night for contemplating this haha

ReplyDeleteI like it.

ReplyDeleteAlways hated math...

my brain hurts...

ReplyDeletemost people don't notice that / by 0

ReplyDeleteyes, it's the division by zero that breaks the algebra.

ReplyDeleteDivide by zero, and you will get the complete answer ^^

ReplyDeleteWill use this to show of.

ReplyDeleteMy math teacher fooled our entire class for over half an hour, before he told us what the 'trick' to this equation was. :D

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