More years ago than I like to remember, my high school algebra teacher told the class that, through skillfully applied legerdemain, it was possible to demonstrate that two plus two could equal five, or even three. Of course, he also made it clear that this was a product of trickery by which a trained mathematician could hoodwink the inexpert to accept this process over that which was real.
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