anonymous
  • anonymous
So what is 1/0?
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chestercat
  • chestercat
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amistre64
  • amistre64
it is an abomination!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
I KNOW!!!!!
myininaya
  • 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
  • anonymous
You know what's even worse, 0/0?
anonymous
  • anonymous
that's not true
anonymous
  • anonymous
anything other than infinity times 0 will be 0
myininaya
  • myininaya
There has to be only one x
amistre64
  • 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
  • myininaya
what about 1*0=0 and 2*0=0
anonymous
  • anonymous
You couldn't possibly make it an imaginary number. This is why. http://www.jimloy.com/algebra/two.htm
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes i know you were joking :p
amistre64
  • amistre64
sure you can.... just say: this is what 1/0 is...q. there, we did it :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
But not in the same way that i = root(-1)
myininaya
  • myininaya
You guys are nerds
amistre64
  • amistre64
lol .... technicalities. let the braniacs figure that part out :)
anonymous
  • 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
  • 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
  • anonymous
Just because it crosses the x axis once doesn't make it linear. Look at the graph of ln(x).
myininaya
  • myininaya
i know. I'm just trying to justified why 1/0 is undefined
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm guessing you're only talking about first order polynomials?
myininaya
  • myininaya
1/0 is undefined is definitely for the genius
myininaya
  • myininaya
I hate it when people in elementary always expect an explanation
myininaya
  • 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
  • myininaya
or rational
myininaya
  • myininaya
which is an integer/integer
anonymous
  • 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
  • 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
  • myininaya
0
myininaya
  • myininaya
are there imaginary people
myininaya
  • myininaya
lol
anonymous
  • anonymous
There are 0 people, so each person can't get 0
anonymous
  • anonymous
How do you give out cake to 0 people, how do you determine that?
myininaya
  • myininaya
we can give out 5 to each of the 0 people
amistre64
  • amistre64
each 0 person gets as much cake as they want :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
GENIUS

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