University maths. Theorem, proof, theorem, proof, bloody theorem, proof.

It’s coming out of my ears! I JUST DON’T CARE!

mutters shoulda done an arts degree mutters

And what exactly is the difference between a theorem, a lemma, and a proposition?

I have a few sophomore year exams starting in two days and being far more interested in other things, I have barely done any work for them. I’m working at it now, but it’s hard to focus when I don’t actually find the subject that interesting anymore.

Proposition: Statement to be proven. Proof generally follows.
Lemma: Lil’ baby theorem used in proving a larger theorem.
Theorem: A statement that can be shown to be true. (When your math teacher says “theorem”, she usually means the whole proof. The proposition becomes a theorem when proof is supplied.)

Now get to work, you slacking sod. RESPECT THE MATH.

Math is not worthy of my respect. How often do I actually give a frog’s fat ass about x and y and what happens if I square their differences? Never, that’s how often.

Well, working from the conclusion I just drew above, I can PROVE you wet your pants.

Clearly 1 + 1 = 2.

So the statment “Either 1 + 1 = 2 or MsRobyn peed her pants” must be true.

But 1 = -1

So 1 + 1 can be rewritten as 1 - 1, and 1 - 1 = 0.

So 1 + 1 =! 2.

We already decided “Either 1 + 1 = 2 or MsRobyn peed her pants” must be true. Because 1 + 1 = 2 is false, in order for this statement to be true, the second part must be true. (Law of the Excluded Middle.)

Therefore, MsRobyn peed her pants.

I recommend a diaper before you attempt any more math today.

Damn mathematicians and their tricky ways of proving people peed their pants because what isn’t false is true and the square root of the negative is true and *oh my DeityOfChoice THE LEMMINGS ARE COMING FOR MY PANCREASE HELP ME BEFORE IT’S TOO LAT)E(URFWJI)QC)HQOIWD

There is nothing wrong. Continue enjoying the SDMB.

There’s your problem (in bold). You have to perform the same operation on both sides of the equation. The equation may balance, but that’s just the nature of unity.