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Wasn't quite sure if this was suitable for Puzzling; however it has a problem/puzzle in it, so decided to give it a shot. Please appropriately downvote if you feel you should.
Yesterday morning I came to class as usual, and a student came up to me. He said he had a proof that could revolutionize mathematics.
Being a Grade 11 teacher, I didn't believe him.
So I asked him to tell me about the proof, he said "I've divided it into several steps, and said it seemed to work perfectly well, with zero problems." Then he told me "It's a proof that 1 is equal to 0."
So I asked if he could find any mistakes, he responded "None that I could find, sir, however it wouldn't surprise me if there was. I had thought of it after you taught us factoring. I think you'd like to take a look".
I indeed did, and he showed me, mentioning that it was indeed stating $1=0$.
Obviously this is false, and by looking at the paper I noticed his trivial error almost immediately.
Assume x and y are two nonzero numbers.
$x = y$
$x^2 = x*y $
$x^2 - y^2 = x*y - y^2 $
$x + y = y $
$2*y = y $
$2 = 1 $
$1 = 0$
However, I have a challenge for you, and this is to find the error my student made.
But not only that, you must explain how everything he told me was true.