It is possible with a little trickery to prove that 2=3 by using algebra.

Let x=y=5

15x=15y and

10x=10y

15x-10x=15y-10y

15x-15y=10x-10y (by transposition)

15(x-y) =10(x-y)

ie,15=10

ie 2=3

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