Is it possible for an undefined number such a 2/0 to become defined, like if someone where to take the time to do it? Or is that something that is always going to be a "mystery"? Or would 0 be able to go into to an infinite amount of times because 0 is the absence of any number, or would 0 be considered no existant, and therefor will never be defined?

Guest Jul 21, 2017

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Here's some thoughts on it...

Let's define it as "n".

2/0 = n Multiply both sides by 0 .

2 = 0n

So...what is n ? Any number times 0 is equal to 0 .

So, there is no possible number for n that makes the equation true.

But...what about 0/0 ?

Let's say...

0/0 = x Multiply both sides by 0 .

0 = 0x

Now we can see that *any* number for x makes this equation true.

So x is undefined, because it can be any number.

hectictar
Jul 22, 2017