Thread #59418 Message #1218347

Posted By: beardedbruce

02-Jul-04 - 10:23 AM

Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads

the square root of -1 is i, or i*1. therefore, i squared is -1.

(-1) squared [ or (i squared * 1) squared]equals -1 * -1 equals 1

(1) squared equals 1 * 1 equals 1

therefore (-1) squared [or (i squared * 1) squared] equals (1) squared

take the square root of both sides,

a) -1 equals 1

but -1 + 1 equals 0, and 1 + 1 equals 2, so

b) 0 equals 2

similarly, 0 equals -2

The end conclusion is that all numbers are equal to 0

Sorry, Amos

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