Can you beat this Maths Illusion? How can 2 really = 1? The trick is to see this not as a maths equation, but an illusion.

The figure?s expression at the bottom of the image explains it all. The only way that 2 = 1 in the equation is if you actually divide by 0, which is not possible, is it?

Impossible illusions such as this are popular brain teasers and can spark off arguments among problem solvers.

This is the type of nonsensical illusion that Dr Seuss brought to popular culture, and children and young adults still enjoy them.