| ## False Proof: 1 = 2Suppose a and b are equal and are an arbitrary number Given: a = b Multiply both sides by a a2 = ab Subtract b2 from both sides a2 - b2 = ab - b2 Factor (a + b)(a - b) = b(a - b) Divide both sides by (a - b) a + b = b Substitue b for a, since they're equal (from the given) b + b = b Divide both sides by b 1 + 1 = 1 Add 2 = 1 Q.E.D. Answer (highlight):
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