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Topic: Divisor of Zero
Replies: 19   Last Post: Apr 30, 2012 4:58 PM

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 bert Posts: 263 Registered: 1/4/06
Re: Divisor of Zero
Posted: Apr 26, 2012 3:48 PM

On Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:23:02 PM UTC+1, DonH wrote:
> # "either a = 0 or b = 0"?
> Well, it somewhat depends on what you start with, and that you are
> dealing with objects in an empirical reality, not mere numbers, as such.
> Is a*0 the same as 0*a ?
> If you start out with something and multiply* it by nothing, you still
> have the something, or is it somehow reduced to nothing, ie. has vanished?
> If you start out with nothing and multiply* it by something, you still
> have nothing, or do you now have something?
> (* Remembering that multiplication is a shorthand form of addition.)

b are some other objects, then the answer will depend on
whatever meaning for them is attached to multiplication
in general, to multiplication by zero in particular, and
to division. That's your call, not mine.
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