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# Why some simple calculations are impossible?

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Why error! It should be infinity!

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

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

$$\frac{1}{0}=∞$$

Guest 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

Guest 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).

Alan  Jul 9, 2014
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