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Find the Mistake: 2=1 Proof
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Can you name the mistake in this proof that 2=1?
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1. x=y≠0
Given
2. x^2=xy
Multiply by x
3. x^2y^2=xyy^2
Subtract y^2
4. (x+y)(xy)=y(xy)
Factoring
5. x+y=y
Dividing by xy
6. y+y=y
Substitution: x=y
7. 2y=y
Combining like terms
8. 2=1
Dividing by y, knowing y≠0
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1. x=y≠0
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2. x^2=xy
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3. x^2y^2=xyy^2
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4. (x+y)(xy)=y(xy)
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5. x+y=y
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6. y+y=y
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7. 2y=y
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8. 2=1
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Is there any mistake in the proof?
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