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Isn't any number to the power of -∞ supposed to be equal to zero ?

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0  and  1  are "indeterminate" expressions  --- which means that their value is determined by the problem that created those expressions and has no specific value for all cases.

Also, 0-∞  and  1-∞  are also indeterminate expressions.

Expressions, such as (½)-∞ can be reduced to (2)∞ so it won't approach 0. --- Therefore, fractions between 0 and 1 won't approach 0.

geno3141  Apr 19, 2015
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$${{\mathtt{3}}}^{-{\mathtt{3}}} = {\frac{{\mathtt{1}}}{{\mathtt{27}}}} = {\mathtt{0.037\: \!037\: \!037\: \!037\: \!037}}$$

 

This is what i got.

 

Honestly, i don't know.

 

I've always hated negative number they always trick me with the operations.

MathsGod1  Apr 18, 2015
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0  and  1  are "indeterminate" expressions  --- which means that their value is determined by the problem that created those expressions and has no specific value for all cases.

Also, 0-∞  and  1-∞  are also indeterminate expressions.

Expressions, such as (½)-∞ can be reduced to (2)∞ so it won't approach 0. --- Therefore, fractions between 0 and 1 won't approach 0.

geno3141  Apr 19, 2015

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