# 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.