On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 14:45:50 -0600, JimmyJohn <Non@Jtheist.net> wrote in <news:firstname.lastname@example.org> in alt.math.undergrad:
> In article <email@example.com>, > "Brian M. Scott" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 12:35:03 -0700, Alexandros Bantis >> <email@example.com> wrote in >> <news:94nij9F5phU1@mid.individual.net> in >> alt.math.undergrad:
>>> I'm curious. How is it possible that the function changes >>> a fundamental property [f(5) == undefined versus f(5) = >>> 1/6] when all I've done is multiply by 1. I see that >>> this has happened, but intuitively it feels odd.
>> It didn't change when you multiplied by 1: the change >> occurred when you cancelled x - 5. After the multiplication >> by 1 you actually had