
Re: When 0 divided by 0 isn't infinity... (was: Re: I lost an account...)
Posted:
Mar 4, 2004 11:59 PM


In sci.math, ADSLguy <me@privacy.net> wrote on Thu, 4 Mar 2004 05:25:26 0000 <c26f6u$1qjb3k$20@ID111037.news.uniberlin.de>: > xnoarchive: yes > Reverend Parson Peter Parsnip wrote: > news://48d3d75a88d6241007ac08c4c1ef4968@news.bubbanews.com > >> 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? > > What is *my* answer? > > "indeterminate" >
To expand on that a bit: if A = 0/0, then 0 * A = 0. Since this is true for any real A 0/0 cannot really be defined all that well... :)
It is possible of course to do things like
lim (x>0) ((x^2  x) / x) = 1 or lim (x>0) (sin x/x) = 1.
 #191, ewill3@earthlink.net It's still legal to go .sigless.

