With the purpose of causing

riots and

revolts among mathematicans all over the world, I hereby bring forth the proof that 1 = 2.

x=y

multiply by x:

x^2 = xy

subtract y^2:

x^2 - y^2 = xy - y^2

Factor both sides:

(x+y)(x-y) = y(x-y)

Divide by (x-y):

x+y=y

x=y, so substitue y for x:

y+y=y

2y = y

divide by y and we get:

**2=1**
*(You guys just cannot seem to appreciate a small piece of ironic maths, can you?)*