I found this in some other website, its basically the manipulation of a formula to finally give 1=0!. Here it is:

Let x = 1

Then, x^2=x

x^2-1 = x-1

Dividing both sides by (x-1), we get

x+1 = 1

x+1-1 = 0, so

Since x=1,

1=0

Any explanations?

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- Jun 20th 2011, 06:02 AMIBstudentIs 1 equal to 0?
I found this in some other website, its basically the manipulation of a formula to finally give 1=0!. Here it is:

Let x = 1

Then, x^2=x

x^2-1 = x-1

Dividing both sides by (x-1), we get

x+1 = 1

x+1-1 = 0, so

Since x=1,

1=0

Any explanations? - Jun 20th 2011, 06:03 AMQuackyRe: Is 1 equal to 0?
- Jun 20th 2011, 06:05 AMearbothRe: Is 1 equal to 0?
- Jun 20th 2011, 06:07 AMProve ItRe: Is 1 equal to 0?
You are correct that , but .

Now letting we have

- Jun 20th 2011, 06:09 AMQuackyRe: Is 1 equal to 0?
- Jun 20th 2011, 06:19 AMSorobanRe: Is 1 equal to 0?