Proof of 0=1
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Note that I did not think of this. The fact that it is clever and
such should have suggested this right away. I think it is the best of the
0=1 proofs I have seen.
Recall how multiplication works: when you multiply 3*5 that is
like adding three to itself five times. To put it another way, when
you add a number n to itself m times, the result is simply n*m. This is
true for any n,m.
So let's add x to itself x times:
x + x + ... + x = x*x = x^2
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x elements
Now take the derivative of this equation:
1 + 1 + ... + 1 = 2x
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x elements
or
x = 2x
hence
1=2
Subtract one from each side and you get 0=1. Note that once 0=1, you get
that any number equals any other number.