Date: Nov 17, 2013 1:38 PM
Author: Dan Christensen
Subject: Re: Formal proof of the ambiguity of 0^0
On Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:14:04 PM UTC-5, Julio Di Egidio wrote:

> "Dan Christensen" <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote in message

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> news:05b0baba-558f-4c19-80f2-f627dbd1b441@googlegroups.com...

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> > On Sunday, November 17, 2013 10:19:33 AM UTC-5, Julio Di Egidio wrote:

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> <snip>

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> >> We were simply explained that 0^0 = 0/0, because x^0 = x/x when extending

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> >> the notion of repeated multiplication to non-positive exponents.

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> > I can see the reasoning behind it, but I don't like the idea setting two

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> > undefined expressions equal to one another.

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> Nobody is setting two undefined expressions *equal* to one another, I was

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> speaking informally.

OK.

> Regardless, you quote elementary algebra books, so not

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> addressing objections.

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I don't need elementary algebra books to justify my position. We were discussing what is taught in high schools. I don't under your other objections. I was not talking about extending any functions.

Dan

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