Calais Children and Nonsense

 

Let :

\(x = 1\)

Multiply both sides by x :
\(x = x²\)
Subtract 1 from both sides :
\(x – 1 = x² – 1\)
Divide both sides by \(x – 1\) :
Just how fucking stupid do they think we are?
Let them continue.  We know where this is going.
\((x – 1)/(x – 1) = (x² -1)/(x -1)\)
Factorise :
\((x – 1)/(x – 1) = ((x -1)(x + 1))/(x – 1)\)
Simplify :
\(1 = x + 1\)
Remember that we let x = 1?

We do.
Now for the nonsense :
\(1 = 1 + 1 = 2\)
We saw it coming.  Division by zero.

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