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1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ... = -1/12
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This may not seem different from the standard false proofs that 1=2 (typically using an obscured division by zero).
There was a guy that proved that God existed using math. A buddy of mine has a mathemagician friend that proved that he didn't because he divided by zero.Psyonisis said:
You know I understand 0.999... = 1 just fine, but this is really pushing ridiculousness.
I remember there was a long discussion about why that's true and the thread apparently got out of hand before I could pop in and explain it:
If there's an infinitely repeating single digit decimal number, place it over 9. 0.999 . . . = 1 because 9/9 =1.
Another example is 0.333 . . . = 1/3 because 3/9 = 1/3.
I was surprised nobody else said it.