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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

So what is 1/0?

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    it is an abomination!!

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    I KNOW!!!!!

  3. myininaya
    • 5 years ago
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    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.

  4. anonymous
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    You know what's even worse, 0/0?

  5. anonymous
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    that's not true

  6. anonymous
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    anything other than infinity times 0 will be 0

  7. myininaya
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    There has to be only one x

  8. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    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 :)

  9. myininaya
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    what about 1*0=0 and 2*0=0

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

  11. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Yes i know you were joking :p

  12. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    sure you can.... just say: this is what 1/0 is...q. there, we did it :)

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

  14. myininaya
    • 5 years ago
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    You guys are nerds

  15. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    lol .... technicalities. let the braniacs figure that part out :)

  16. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    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.

  17. myininaya
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    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

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

  19. myininaya
    • 5 years ago
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    i know. I'm just trying to justified why 1/0 is undefined

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

  21. myininaya
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    1/0 is undefined is definitely for the genius

  22. myininaya
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    I hate it when people in elementary always expect an explanation

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

  24. myininaya
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    or rational

  25. myininaya
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    which is an integer/integer

  26. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    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.

  27. anonymous
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    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?

  28. myininaya
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    0

  29. myininaya
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    are there imaginary people

  30. myininaya
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    lol

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

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

  33. myininaya
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    we can give out 5 to each of the 0 people

  34. amistre64
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    each 0 person gets as much cake as they want :)

  35. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    GENIUS

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