. Applying some basic identity transformations, we get:
With such a proof, we can show that
1=2, pi=E, 10000000000000=1, etc.... Can you spot the flaw?
In the 4th step ,the factor (a-b) has been cancelled on both sides.This cancellation is possible only when the term is non-zero finite
quantity.But here a=b.therefore (a-b)=0.
so the cancellation is not allowed & hence
the proof is not valid.
Posted by ananth
on 2002-12-21 17:10:22