## gandalfwiz 3 years ago i have a problem...

1. gandalfwiz

is there a way to copy and paste images onto here? because I found a math problem that I can't figure out!

2. asnaseer

you can attach an image by clicking the "Attach File" button below.

3. asnaseer

save your image locally as a .png file and then just attach it.

4. gandalfwiz

k, I'll have it up in a minute :)

5. gandalfwiz

6. gandalfwiz

what did they do wrong? I can't figure it out!

7. asnaseer

you cannot divide by zero

8. asnaseer

so dividing both sides by (x-x) is not a valid operation in mathematics

9. asnaseer

think of 10/x and lets say x starts off as being equal to 10 and then slowly reduce its value down towards zero. what happens to the value of 10/x?

10. gandalfwiz

it's divided by zero... but even though (x-x)=0, it's not exactly dividing by zero... I thought :P

11. asnaseer

it IS dividing b zero. otherwise you could prove any relation, e.g.:\[6*0=19*0\]\[\therefore 6=19\]

12. gandalfwiz

mmm... I guess I see. Man, I was hoping I had found an unsolvable math problem! I guess I'll have to keep looking :)

13. asnaseer

:-) good luck on your quest!