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  • THE MISSING DOLLAR PROBLEM

Of course there is no missing dollar. Adding $27 and $2 to get $29 is an irrelevant operation. They paid $27 - $2 went to the dishonest waiter, and $25 went to the restaurant.

 

  • PROOF THAT n = n + 1

The problem here is that every positive number has two square roots - one positive and one negative. The last step, if correct, would read :

 

and this is true. You can check:

 

 

  • A LIMERICK

A Limerick by Jon Saxton.

 

  • ARISTOTLE'S WHEEL PARADOX

 

 

 

The outer circle has one-to-one contact with the surface. The inner circle does not have one-to-one contact with the dotted line. It slides and turns at the same time.

 

  • HAM SANDWICH THEOREM

A special case of the Borsuk-Ulam theorem.