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Topic: Formal proof of the ambiguity of 0^0
Replies: 6   Last Post: Nov 17, 2013 2:04 PM

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 LudovicoVan Posts: 4,165 From: London Registered: 2/8/08
Re: Formal proof of the ambiguity of 0^0
Posted: Nov 17, 2013 12:14 PM

"Dan Christensen" <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> On Sunday, November 17, 2013 10:19:33 AM UTC-5, Julio Di Egidio wrote:
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>> We were simply explained that 0^0 = 0/0, because x^0 = x/x when extending
>> the notion of repeated multiplication to non-positive exponents.

>
> I can see the reasoning behind it, but I don't like the idea setting two
> undefined expressions equal to one another.

Nobody is setting two undefined expressions *equal* to one another, I was
speaking informally. Regardless, you quote elementary algebra books, so not

Julio

Date Subject Author
11/17/13 LudovicoVan
11/17/13 Dan Christensen
11/17/13 LudovicoVan
11/17/13 Dan Christensen
11/17/13 LudovicoVan
11/17/13 Peter Percival