Solution #10: Simple Algebra

There was nothing wrong up through line
	(x + y)(x - y) = y (x - y)
If we substitute the values of x and y we have
	(2)(0) = (1)(0)
	     0 = 0
However, when we divide both sides by (x - y), we break a fundamental rule of mathematics that we cannot divide out by a fraction which is equal to zero.
Source: Longley-Cook, L. H.
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