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    Algebra Myth

    my request is simple, explain the image i present to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveebee View Post
    my request is simple, explain the image i present to you
    From (a+b)(a-b) = b(a-b) \Rightarrow a+b = b you divide by (a-b), but a=b \Rightarrow a-b = 0 thus you divided by zero.

    just to clarify: you can't divide by zero.
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    Defunkt, you found the loophole in that falacious argument neatly, wow!..... .

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