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Why error! It should be infinity!

$${\frac{{\mathtt{1}}}{{\mathtt{0}}}} = \underset{{\tiny{\text{Error: DivByZero}}}}{{\frac{{\mathtt{1}}}{{\mathtt{0}}}}}$$

$${\frac{{\mathtt{1}}}{{\mathtt{0}}}} = {\mathtt{\infty}} = \tiny\text{Error: }$$

LaTeX shows correct answer:

$$\frac{1}{0}=∞$$

 Jul 9, 2014

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(Greetings to you Alan).

This post gives great detail to the consept.

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/what-happens-when-you-divide-by-zero

 Jul 9, 2014
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Division by zero is not allowed in mathematics.  The calculator is correct to say it is an error. 

If you allow division by zero you get all kinds of nonsense, like being able to prove that 2 = 1 (see here for example: http://web2.0calc.com/questions/step-1-let-a-b).

 Jul 9, 2014
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(Greetings to you Alan).

This post gives great detail to the consept.

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/what-happens-when-you-divide-by-zero

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