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April 8th, 2016, 03:53 AM   #1
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Invalid proof, but can't understand why

Short version: as stated in the title, I know the proof MUST be wrong, and I'd be very grateful if someone could point out the flaw(s) in my logic.
https://goo.gl/osZr60 it's about 5 pages long, but not dense at all, so it should be a light and rather fast reading.
Thanks in advance.

Longer story: it all began last week as a simple exercise in scientific writing for me, not sure why I felt like attacking that subject again... Since it was an exercise, I wrote as if I'm convinced of the result, even though I'm really not. As you will see, I'm not familiar with this type of prose, and English not being my mother tongue, I tend to struggle with some of the vocabulary as well (not too sure about lemmas, axioms, etc). So I know and understand that the form/structure of my proof may look clumsy or odd at times, but this is not what I'm primarily interested in here. I'd really like to know about the conceptual or technical flaw(s). So please someone put me out of my misery (not understanding is maddening, really)

Thinking of it, it might pain me even more if it turns out it was just a screwed up plus/minus, but I'll just have to deal with it

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April 8th, 2016, 01:58 PM   #2
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Figured it out, case closed.
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