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Of course, we all know that 1=2, but the fallacy is not in this final
step; the final step *does* follow from the previous one.

Therefore, the mistake must have occurred earlier on in the proof.

Why don't you go back to the list of steps in the proof and see if you can identify which one is wrong, now that you know it isn't this one?

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