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What is anything divided by 0?

 Apr 14, 2014

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Undefined

To see why this is so, consider that 6 /2 = 3

Why?? Because multiplying 3 times the denominator in the fraction (2) gives me the numerator (6)

But what if we have 3 / 0 ??

What can I multiply 0 by to get  3 ??

Answer ....  nothing

 

There is one more special case.... 0 / 0

This is known as an "indeterminate form'

To see why, note that 0 / 0 could equal anything, because multiplying anything by the denominator, (0), would give us the numerator (0).....thus, we can't "determine" what 0 /0 might be equal to !!!

Hope that helps !!!

 Apr 14, 2014
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The answer is "Error"

 Apr 14, 2014
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Best Answer

Undefined

To see why this is so, consider that 6 /2 = 3

Why?? Because multiplying 3 times the denominator in the fraction (2) gives me the numerator (6)

But what if we have 3 / 0 ??

What can I multiply 0 by to get  3 ??

Answer ....  nothing

 

There is one more special case.... 0 / 0

This is known as an "indeterminate form'

To see why, note that 0 / 0 could equal anything, because multiplying anything by the denominator, (0), would give us the numerator (0).....thus, we can't "determine" what 0 /0 might be equal to !!!

Hope that helps !!!

Chris Apr 14, 2014
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Now im confused chris...

 Apr 14, 2014
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Why is that.? 

Chris's answer was a good one. 

 Apr 14, 2014

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