"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Thursday, October 27, 2005
In other news, I can prove that 2=1. Observe:
But, because x=y,
Can I have a job at the Pentagon now?
Update: Replaced lame fake exponents with proper, superscript exponents. I forgot that I know how to do that.
Congrats on spotting the trick; most people have forgotton how to factor, and get all caught up on that step without noticing the divide by zero error in the next step. Still, it seems as though you could have let it go for a little while, and let those less numerically literate than yourself twist in the wind as they tried to figure it out.