Date: Sep 30, 2013 3:46 PM
Author: LudovicoVan
Subject: Re: Is (t^2-9)/(t-3) defined at t=3?
"Virgil" <virgil@ligriv.com> wrote in message

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> In article <l2bb8m$3gt$1@dont-email.me>,

> Robin Chapman <R.J.Chapman@ex.ac.uk> wrote:

>> On 30/09/2013 07:58, Ciekaw wrote:

>> > On Saturday, September 28, 2013 6:30:42 PM UTC+2, Hetware wrote:

>> > >

>> >> But F(t) is not defined at t=3 because it evaluates to 0/0.

>> >

>> > Hint L'HÃ´pital's rule

>> >

>> > f(t)=t-3

>> > f'(t)=1

>> >

>> > lim[f(t)/f(t)]=lim[f'(t)/f'(t)]=lim[1/1]=1

>> >

>> > Analogy:

>> > If x=0 then sin(x)/x = 1

>>

>> Hetware: 0/0 = 3

>>

>> Ciekaw: 0/0 = 1

>>

>> Any more entrants?

>

> How about 0/0 = NAN ?

0/0 = |R, i.e. the entire real line, in closed interval arithmetic.

Julio