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posted by [personal profile] rockstarpeach at 10:52pm on 27/08/2016
Okay, I can't be the only one who hates it when they're agonising over an equation or spreadsheet and just can't get it to balance.

Yeah, you know you've been there.

Work has been a bitch to me this week and so I bring you a little nerdy math fun and an excuse you can always use when numbers don't go your way. It's not your fault!! It's because 2 = 1.

Here's the proof.

Suppose a = b.

Given that, a2 = ab

a2-b2 = ab - b2

using difference of squares we get

(a+b)(a-b) = b(a-b)

when we factor out a-b we get

a+b = b

or, b+b = b

or, 2 = 1.

See? Not your fault all those numbers don't add up!

Heh, as an aside, my partial differential equations prof refused to give me the results on my final exam until I found the error in this proof. Not gonna lie, it took me more than ten minutes. I was nervous, okay?

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