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this is not proof, though. can you prove it in general?
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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.
You must be careful, but many proofs can be made by pictures alone. You must use caution because picture proofs can charm your intuition which can be easily fooled and furthermore, it is easy to ignore important conditions to your theorems!