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**coolmanoh** You have gone way over my head. Everything I've read about the zeta function states that the trivial zeros are -2, -4, -6, etc. The equation you produced is never mentioned, only the one I stated. A Professor Hill of University College, London received a letter from the Indian mathematition Ramanujan where he "proved" that 1 + 2 + 3 + .... + infinity = -1/12. Ramanujan got this result by setting x = -1 in the zeta function. If they are not talking about the zeta function, then why don't they say so?