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#1
It is a mathematical problem that proves i could be a better guitar player than Jimi Hendrix

a=b
a2+a2=a2+ab
2a2-2ab=a2+ab-2ab
2a2-2ab=a2-ab
2(a2-ab)=1(a2-ab) the parenthesisses are deleted and...
2=1

so if 2=1 i can beat Jimi as well
What do you say?
#2
in the second line, you cant just add ab unless B=2, which then in the second to last line both would be multiplied by 0, thus giving 0=0, which is true
Last edited by halvix at May 8, 2008,
#4
I've seen this before, and the reason it works, is because you set a=b. This could be setting 6=5, not the end part, the initial a=b, and that would be why it works. You can't really prove that a=b with this problem, and therefore the validity of the equation is false.
#5
The reason it does not work is because you divide by zero in one of the steps...

You treat A and B as mutually exclusive variables when in fact, the first line states they are the same so you cannot do that. Breaks the equation.
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#6
Yea, you can't just add a random number to one side without adding it another. Plus, the second line makes no sense

If you were going to do that it would be

a=b

2a=2b

2a + 2a = 2b + 2a

ab + 4a = 2b + 2a + ab

Fail

The only way this could be true is if a and b were equal, so a=a or 1=1
#7
a=b means a and b are the same number, or the absolute values of the same number.... so basically you suck at math
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#8
Algebra?

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#9
2(a^2)=a^2 +ab
but since a=b substitute b for all the a's so
2b*b=b*b+b*b
simplify
2b^2=2b^2
divide both sides by b^2
2=2
you fail
#10
The error is in the third line, where you add -2a^2. This causes 0=0, any math from there is flawed.
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#12
The real problem is that you divided by zero.
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#13
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The reason it does not work is because you divide by zero in one of the steps...

This.
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The real problem is that you divided by zero.

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#17
Face it. In math and true logic, there are no contradictions.

If a contradiction exists, you had better check your premise.
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#18
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#21
Quote by halvix
in the second line, you cant just add ab unless B=2, which then in the second to last line both would be multiplied by 0, thus giving 0=0, which is true

when i say a2 i mean a squared. so if a=b then a squared= ab
#22
How is there not one of the ubiquitous "division by zero" pics posted yet?
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#24
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Yea, you can't just add a random number to one side without adding it another. Plus, the second line makes no sense

If you were going to do that it would be

a=b

2a=2b

2a + 2a = 2b + 2a

ab + 4a = 2b + 2a + ab

Fail

The only way this could be true is if a and b were equal, so a=a or 1=1
a forgot to mention: a2 means a squared, i cant put squares on my keyboard.ry again
#25
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when i say a2 i mean a squared. so if a=b then a squared= ab

you are wrong, just accept it. the error is in the first line, you can't just set a=b.
#26
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you are wrong, just accept it. the error is in the first line, you can't just set a=b.

man, are younuts? the zzreo hypothesis is probably the answer. they posed it tome and couldnt get it cause im just a jurnalism student...
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#27
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man, are younuts? the zzreo hypothesis is probably the answer. they posed it tome and couldnt get it cause im just a jurnalism student...
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Journalism...?

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With that grammar and spelling...?

Really?!
#28
In the fifth line, by getting rid of the parantheses, you divide by zero.
So the real answer is a=b, a=2, b=2, 2=2...
So Jimi beats you.
(and you have to go back to eighth grade math)
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you are wrong, just accept it. the error is in the first line, you can't just set a=b.

And please tell me you are joking....
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#29
For a second it looked like Pythagorean theorem. I was like "Hendrix is a triangle?"
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#30
Quote by gu1t4rh3r0
In the fifth line, by getting rid of the parantheses, you divide by zero.
So the real answer is a=b, a=2, b=2, 2=2...
So Jimi beats you.
(and you have to go back to eighth grade math)

And please tell me you are joking....



Lol, where did you get that a=2?
#31
Quote by gonzaw
Lol, where did you get that a=2?

The line where it says something like 2a2-2ab=a2+ab-2ab.
2a^2 = a^2 + ab.
If a=2, the 2*4=4+4.
No other value works...
Edit: Sorry, I was wrong. -2 also works.
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#34
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The line where it says something like 2a2-2ab=a2+ab-2ab.
2a^2 = a^2 + ab.
If a=2, the 2*4=4+4.
No other value works...
Edit: Sorry, I was wrong. -2 also works.


If a=3

2.(3^2)=3^2+3.3
2.9=9+9
18=18

???

Any real (or integers or whatever they are called at least) value would work....
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#38
**** you, lordofthefood1, I was going to post a nuclear explosion just like that.
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#40
Quote by gonzaw
If a=3

2.(3^2)=3^2+3.3
2.9=9+9
18=18

???

Any real (or integers or whatever they are called at least) value would work....

I stand corrected.
I wonder how I got that logic.
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