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Old 10-30-2014, 09:03 PM   #7
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Default Re: The Positive Thread

Originally Posted by seamonkey View Post
Except that numberphile screwed it up. Adding and multiplying infinite series that diverge isn't something that is allowed.
They write it out the same way it's written on wikipedia (s = 1 - 1 + 1... = 1/2). I just didn't want to have to assign variables in an otherwise simple explanation...

EDIT: It mentions that this is not entirely appropriate on the wiki page, and goes on to do other proofs. Still, my attempt was first and foremost to explain why it's possible, and not to give a proof I can't understand.
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