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What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5

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What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
fucking algebra, how does it work
Can anyone find a flaw on this thing? I couldn't. It's when s/he takes square roots of both sides and adds 9/2 that my mind blows.
THEY'RE STILL BOTH EQUAL TO 1/4 or 0.25 WHEN CALCULATEDS, without doing shit to both sides.
But what the fuck. What s/he did wasn't illegal, you know?


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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
The mistake is when she adds 8.25 to both sides  she pulls the figure from nowhere, and it messes up the balance of the sum. The figures added should be different.
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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
using this same math anything can equal whatever you want. Its called dividing by zero. What Dividing by zero DOES do is prove math wrong altogether, but some asshole just decided to say "LOL NUP U CUNT DU THUT"


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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
Dividing by zero? Different figures?
I though it was taking the square root of a negative number, after thinking about it some more. But meh.


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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
It's a mathematical fallacy. It will work with any set of numbers.


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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
is it bad that i didn't get any of that


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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
This "proof" ignores the negative roots. You must account for the negative root.
Let's test the final result though(just for fun):
2+2 = 5
2+25 = 0
45 = 0

1 = 0
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The only Math I do is work out the amount of rage I feel when I go to Math class.
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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
Hannahchan Wrote:The mistake is when she adds 8.25 to both sides  she pulls the figure from nowhere, and it messes up the balance of the sum.
This.
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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:Hannahchan Wrote:The mistake is when she adds 8.25 to both sides  she pulls the figure from nowhere, and it messes up the balance of the sum.
This.
No, that part is actually valid; you can add or subtract the same number from both sides of an equation without affecting the equality.
If you imagine a very simple equation,
x = y
And then add some arbitrary value to both sides,
x + 4 = y + 4
x + (5) = y + (5)
x + 5/3 = y + 5/3
It's pretty clear that the equation remains true. And since you can let x and y stand for some particular values (even values represented by more complicated expressions), you can tell how it remains true in the general case.
Like other people said, the actual problem is with the step where you take the square root.
You can simplify the expression
(4  9/2)^2 = (5  9/2)^2
to
(1/2)^2 = (1/2)^2
and that is obviously true. But since for some arbitrary value x, both x*x and x*x give the value x^2, to preserve the equality you have to take the absolute value of each side. So,
(4  9/2) = (5  9/2)
1/2 = 1/2
1/2 = 1/2
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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
It's because square roots have two answers.
(1)^2 = 1 and (1)^2 = 1, oh no this must mean that 1 = 1 !
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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
Prince Rilian Wrote:It's because square roots have two answers.
(1)^2 = 1 and (1)^2 = 1, oh no this must mean that 1 = 1 !
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Because basically thing above means that (1/2)*2 = ((1/2))*2 (when * is a power of something).
The things that are squared are brought to be the same absolute value but one positive and the other negative after being factored.
This just brings a problem when taking square roots of shit (or quadruple, sextuple, so on) when solving/simplifying equations, I guess the thing that's being squared always has to be positive?
Hopefully not absolutely everyone's head will explode after reading this


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Lunatic Wrote:Prince Rilian Wrote:It's because square roots have two answers.
(1)^2 = 1 and (1)^2 = 1, oh no this must mean that 1 = 1 !
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Because basically thing above means that (1/2)*2 = ((1/2))*2 (when * is a power of something).
The things that are squared are brought to be the same absolute value but one positive and the other negative after being factored.
This just brings a problem when taking square roots of shit (or quadruple, sextuple, so on) when solving/simplifying equations, I guess the thing that's being squared always has to be positive?
Hopefully not absolutely everyone's head will explode after reading this
That's why when you're solving an equation with even roots, you have to put plus or minus, you have include both possibilities.
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Re: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
LOL! Now ima gonna PROLLY trol at maths sayng that 2+2=5.
Then ima gonna prove to my teacher that its true.
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RE: What is this I don't even  Algebraic "proof" that 2+2=5
look it's pretty simple sqrt(x^2) is not equal to x but equal to x therefore when he put sqrt passing from step 3 > 4 he forgot the 


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