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# 0 divided by 0

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This is a question that no one probably knows. What is 0 divided by 0? Just a extra, I think it's 0, because when 0 is put into 0 groups there is 0 in each group. But that might be wrong, because if scientists and mathematicians were solving it that way, they wouldn't be asking what 0 divided by 0 is. Does anyone know?

Guest Oct 17, 2017

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What is $$\frac{0}{0}$$?

Mathematicians are not actually debating the answer to this. It is well-known that it is undefined. 0/0 always contradicts itself--no matter what angle you try to get its value from.

Let's see what happens if both the numerator and denominator both try o get equally close to 0

 Tries Result $$\frac{0.1}{0.1}$$ $$1$$ $$\frac{0.01}{0.01}$$ $$1$$ $$\frac{0.0001}{0.0001}$$ $$1$$ $$\frac{1*10^{-90}}{1*10^{-90}}$$ $$1$$

What happens if we try to make the denominator closer to zero while remaining the numerator as 0.

 Try Result $$\frac{0}{1}$$ $$0$$ $$\frac{0}{0.1}$$ $$0$$ $$\frac{0}{0.000001}$$ $$0$$ $$\frac{0}{0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001}$$ $$0$$ $$\frac{0}{1*10^{-10000000}}$$ $$0$$

Both of these suggest that 0 tends toward 2 different values, which is a contradiction. Thus, 0/0 is undefined.

TheXSquaredFactor  Oct 17, 2017
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I think it's zero the\ats the only thing that makes sense but here's a couple of vids that explain it

owlface13  Oct 17, 2017
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The first video explains why it is NOT 1 and NOT 0

But the video is GOOD so thank you Owlface  for giving the address.

The second video is probably goopd too but I have not watched it :)

Melody  Oct 17, 2017
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the answer is 0, if you have 0 friends and you split 0 cookies among those friends each friend gets 0 cookies.

Guest Oct 17, 2017
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What is $$\frac{0}{0}$$?

Mathematicians are not actually debating the answer to this. It is well-known that it is undefined. 0/0 always contradicts itself--no matter what angle you try to get its value from.

Let's see what happens if both the numerator and denominator both try o get equally close to 0

 Tries Result $$\frac{0.1}{0.1}$$ $$1$$ $$\frac{0.01}{0.01}$$ $$1$$ $$\frac{0.0001}{0.0001}$$ $$1$$ $$\frac{1*10^{-90}}{1*10^{-90}}$$ $$1$$

What happens if we try to make the denominator closer to zero while remaining the numerator as 0.

 Try Result $$\frac{0}{1}$$ $$0$$ $$\frac{0}{0.1}$$ $$0$$ $$\frac{0}{0.000001}$$ $$0$$ $$\frac{0}{0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001}$$ $$0$$ $$\frac{0}{1*10^{-10000000}}$$ $$0$$

Both of these suggest that 0 tends toward 2 different values, which is a contradiction. Thus, 0/0 is undefined.

TheXSquaredFactor  Oct 17, 2017
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0/0 is undefined.

tertre  Oct 17, 2017
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The simple answer is that $$0/0$$ is undefined.

Mr.Owl  Oct 17, 2017

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