
Re: When 0 divided by 0 isn't infinity... (was: Re: I lost an account...)
Posted:
Feb 7, 2004 4:17 PM


Reverend Parson Peter Parsnip wrote:
> The Lord alerted my mind to the presence of this EVIL article by cheap, > and I thusly replied: > >> A Genius divider wrote : >> >> "Zero divided by zero is infinity." >> >> I say : >> >> Wharrrrrrrff >> >> Return To School !! > > ROTFL! > > You are obviously holding on to some genius proof that the mathematical > community has missed for centuries. What a clever person you are! > > Tell us all! Don't go all coy on us now. > What is your answer for zero divided by zero? >
When I took an advanced math course, we had such a discussion and the answer is "UNDETERMIN". However, I raised an issue, i.e. 1=1 (as well as 0=0). If 0=0, then the numerator and denominator of 0s are cancelling out. Therefore, the correct answer of 0/0 is 1. Go figure!
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