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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

One Equals TWO ? IS IT POSSIBLE ?

The following is a "proof" that one equals two.
Consider two non-zero numbers x and y such that
                                                          x = y. 
Then x2 = xy.
Subtract the same thing (Y2) from both sides: 
x2 - y2 = xy - y2.

This is

(x-y) (x-y) = y (x-y)
Dividing by (x-y) both sides, obtain
x-y = y
or
x = 2y
when x = y the equation can be 
x = 2x
or
1 = 2.

Dear Editor Sir,Here is an attempt to prove 1 = 2 . Mathematically it is incorrect; but the lesson is that one can hoodwink others to believe a nonFact to be a Fact. We should not be subjected to believe a non Reality into a Reality.

VS RAJAMANI