- 05 Feb '13 20:29I'm sure many of you have seen this proof, back in school, but I just recently had it shown to me and rather enjoyed it. Props to the person who can disprove the proof!

If a = x , and a = 1 the x = 1. So...

a + a = a + x

simplified

2a = a + x

2a - 2x = a + x - 2x

simplified

2(a-x) = a + x - 2x

2(a-x) = a-x

2(a-x)/(a-x) = (a-x)/(a-x)**2=1** - 05 Feb '13 20:40

Oh no, you broke the universe.*Originally posted by King Tiger***I'm sure many of you have seen this proof, back in school, but I just recently had it shown to me and rather enjoyed it. Props to the person who can disprove the proof!**[/b]

If a = x , and a = 1 the x = 1. So...

a + a = a + x

simplified

2a = a + x

2a - 2x = a + x - 2x

simplified

2(a-x) = a + x - 2x

2(a-x) = a-x

2(a-x)/(a-x) = (a-x)/(a-x)

[b]2=1

I remember having this shown to me when I was in primary school. I was stumped. Neat little trick if you're not very good with division. - 06 Feb '13 00:40

Ah yes,... division by zero! I must shamefully say I missed that little tid bit of information.*Originally posted by AnomalousCowturd***Oh no, you broke the universe.**

I remember having this shown to me when I was in primary school. I was stumped. Neat little trick if you're not very good with division.