So what is 1/0?

- anonymous

So what is 1/0?

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- amistre64

it is an abomination!!

- anonymous

I KNOW!!!!!

- myininaya

If we are doing 10/5, then it is 2 since 2*5=10. If you have 1/0, there is not one x that satisfies x*0=0. So we say it is undefined.

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- anonymous

You know what's even worse, 0/0?

- anonymous

that's not true

- anonymous

anything other than infinity times 0 will be 0

- myininaya

There has to be only one x

- amistre64

im surprised noones made an imaginary number for it yet and called it the discovery of the century...... why does "i" get to have all the fun :)

- myininaya

what about 1*0=0 and 2*0=0

- anonymous

You couldn't possibly make it an imaginary number. This is why.
http://www.jimloy.com/algebra/two.htm

- anonymous

Yes i know you were joking :p

- amistre64

sure you can.... just say: this is what 1/0 is...q. there, we did it :)

- anonymous

But not in the same way that i = root(-1)

- myininaya

You guys are nerds

- amistre64

lol .... technicalities. let the braniacs figure that part out :)

- anonymous

Just because one number doesn't satisfy something doesn't mean it doesn't exist, look at higher order partial derivatives with multi variables, they have infinite number of values because it is a 3 dimensional object.

- myininaya

can't we say a divison problem is linear and it only crosses the x axis once so it should only have one solution provided that the rational functions do not have polynomials of degree greater than 1

- anonymous

Just because it crosses the x axis once doesn't make it linear. Look at the graph of ln(x).

- myininaya

i know. I'm just trying to justified why 1/0 is undefined

- anonymous

I'm guessing you're only talking about first order polynomials?

- myininaya

1/0 is undefined is definitely for the genius

- myininaya

I hate it when people in elementary always expect an explanation

- myininaya

like each integer we do division on by another integer leaves us with a unique integer, except when zero is involved in the denominator

- myininaya

or rational

- myininaya

which is an integer/integer

- anonymous

Well 0 is really cool because the limit of 1/0 approaches infinity, it's a cool concept I think. Just because it's undefined doesn't mean it's not useful to know.

- anonymous

Okay here's the simplest explanation.
You have a cake and 2 people want to eat it, so 1 cake / 2 people = 1/2 cake for each.
But if you have 1 cake and 0 people, then how much cake does each person get?

- myininaya

0

- myininaya

are there imaginary people

- myininaya

lol

- anonymous

There are 0 people, so each person can't get 0

- anonymous

How do you give out cake to 0 people, how do you determine that?

- myininaya

we can give out 5 to each of the 0 people

- amistre64

each 0 person gets as much cake as they want :)

- anonymous

GENIUS

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