why can't you divide by zero?
i need you opinion on this. thanks.
why can't you divide by zero?
i need you opinion on this. thanks.
Ohh noo!!! I make dribbles!!!
anything divided by 0 is 0.
"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're going to
zero. So if there's a limit to this sequence, we would take that number and
call it 1/0. So let's see if there is.
Well, the sequence turns out to be 2, 3, 4, ..., and that goes to infinity.
Since infinity isn't a real number, we don't assign any value to 1/0. We
just say it's undefined.
But let's say we did. Let'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't a number, and that 1/0 is undefined."*
Peace brotherdoobie
o ya i need your own answer not googles
Ohh noo!!! I make dribbles!!!
Well Done :beerchug:Originally posted by Withcheese@16 May 2004 - 01:45
Because it's not a number.
Wow, you just revolutionized mathsOriginally posted by toco004@16 May 2004 - 09:23
anything divided by 0 is 0.
You can't divide by zero as the result is undefined. Is it infinity? Who can say
You can't divide by zero as the result is undefined. Is it infinity? [/b][/quote]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.
thats what i was trying to say
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