Hence me saying, "Highly Amusing"
Technically, if one were to divide 1 by 0, the result would be infinite, for 0 can go into 1 an infinite amount of times (because infinite never ends, it would actually work). However, it is a paradoxical infinite because you cannot divide 1 by infinite to get 0. I saw this a long time ago, and I found the same discrepancies. I just wanted to share it with you guys to spark some mathematical debate.
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01022014, 03:52 PM #21

01022014, 03:57 PM #22An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.
A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.

01022014, 03:57 PM #23An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.
A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.

01022014, 03:58 PM #24

01022014, 04:08 PM #25
My high school math teacher used to tell us things like:
1 + 1 = 1
Add 1 pile of sand to 1 pile of sand. The result: 1 pile of sand.
2 1/2 != 5/2
If you have 2 1/2 cats, the 1/2 is obviously dead, but the 2 might be alive and need food, water, vet visits, playtime, etc. If you have five half cats, by contrast, they are all dead.I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

01022014, 06:31 PM #26
@Jonny
That was indeed the point. We pick one version and stay consistent, or we will have trouble.
That's why I added some generalizations of the misleading "proofs". Here, instead of two choices, we'd have n.
I believe the "error" is the swapping order of taking something to the nth power and the nth root. This is not something that can generally be done. sqrt(x^2)=/=sqrt(x)^2 unless x is positive.

01102014, 10:33 AM #27
This one is kinda silly and easy to spot the error, but it makes for a good joke...
A logic professor teaches a Tuesday Thursday class, and says at the end of class on Thursday he'll give an a "surprise" in class exam the following week. (He's a bastard).
Reasoning that if the exam will be given on Thursday, they would be able to deduce it on Tuesday, and it won't be a surprise, the students rule out that day.
But, again, they know it's on Tuesday now, so that won't be a surprise. The students conclude that this was just a way the professor was getting them to use their powers of deduction, and that there really won't be a surprise exam.
The students were then surprised by the exam when it occurred.

01102014, 10:52 AM #28garbageGuest

01142014, 07:39 PM #29
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + ... = 1/12
Saw a video today which reminded me of this little gem:
The issues that underlie the problems with this proof are complex, shall we say. I don't want to string you guys along, but since some of you are rather analytic, continuation of this sort of cryptic verbiage will likely be welcomed.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

01152014, 04:57 PM #30
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