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Proof that nothing is everything

By Murray Bourne, 06 Mar 2007

Here's a great little proof that 0 = infinity:

zero = infinity proof
Image source: Photobucket [no longer available]

Can you spot the flaws in logic?

Actually, this also raises issues about the notation we use in mathematics, and how easy it is (jokes aside) for students to be easily confused by poor notation.

See also: Towards more meaningful math notation, where I expand on this difficulty.

See the 6 Comments below.

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To enter math, you can can either:

  1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
    `a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)`
    (See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
  2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with \( and \).
    \( \int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}} \)
    (This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can mix both types of math entry in your comment.


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