Auwvax.356
net.math
utzoo!decvax!harpo!uwvax!rodolf
Tue May 4 23:48:04 1982
Solution(?) to oldie but goodie
My math may be a bit rusty, but it seems to me the trick to all
of these "proofs" is that somewhere along the line division screws you up.
I think step #4 needs some additional proof--does sqrt(a/b) = sqrt(a)/sqrt(b)
hold true for imaginary as well as real numbers? I don't think it does.
There is a similar proof I've got stashed somewhere which "proves" that
n = n + 1. If interest indicates, I'll post it.
Rick
(...uwvax!rodolf)
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