1. why can&#39;t you divide by zero?

i need you opinion on this. thanks.

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3. anything divided by 0 is 0.

4. "There are sort of two reasons. For one thing, when you divide one number by
another, you expect the result to be another number. So in particular, look
at the sequence of numbers 1/(1/2), 1/(1/3), 1/(1/4), ... . Notice that the
bottoms of the fractions are 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, ..., and that they&#39;re going to
zero. So if there&#39;s a limit to this sequence, we would take that number and
call it 1/0. So let&#39;s see if there is.

Well, the sequence turns out to be 2, 3, 4, ..., and that goes to infinity.
Since infinity isn&#39;t a real number, we don&#39;t assign any value to 1/0. We
just say it&#39;s undefined.

But let&#39;s say we did. Let&#39;s say that infinity is a real number, and 1/0 is
infinity. Then look at the sequence 1/(-1/2), 1/(-1/3), 1/(-1/4), ..., and
notice again that the denominators -1/2, -1/3, -1/4, ..., are going to zero.
So again, we would want the limit of this sequence to be 1/0. But looking at
the sequence, it simplifies to -2, -3, -4, ..., and it goes to negative
infinity. So which would we assign to 1/0? Negative infinity or positive
infinity? Instead of just assigning one willy nilly, we say that infinity
isn&#39;t a number, and that 1/0 is undefined."*
Peace brotherdoobie

6. Because it&#39;s not a number.

7. Originally posted by Keikan@16 May 2004 - 04:43
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Peace brotherdoobie

8. Originally posted by Withcheese@16 May 2004 - 01:45
Because it&#39;s not a number.
Well Done :beerchug:

9. Originally posted by Withcheese@16 May 2004 - 04:45
Because it&#39;s not a number.
Cheers Cheese :beerchug:

Peace brotherdoobie

10. Originally posted by toco004@16 May 2004 - 09:23
anything divided by 0 is 0.
Wow, you just revolutionized maths

You can&#39;t divide by zero as the result is undefined. Is it infinity? Who can say

11. Originally posted by 2nd gen noob+16 May 2004 - 01:53--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (2nd gen noob @ 16 May 2004 - 01:53)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-toco004@16 May 2004 - 09:23
anything divided by 0 is 0.
You can&#39;t divide by zero as the result is undefined. Is it infinity? [/b][/quote]
thats what i was trying to say

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