Quantcast

Got Homework?

Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.

  • across
    MIT Grad Student
    Online now
  • laura*
    Helped 1,000 students
    Online now
  • Hero
    College Math Guru
    Online now

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

andrewv

give an example of an undefined term and explain why it is undefined

  • one year ago
  • one year ago

  • This Question is Closed
  1. Denebel
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    \[\frac{ x }{ 0 }\] where x= any number because there is nothing that can be over 0 Consider something like a pizza, you can have 1/2 slice (1 slice out of a 2 slice pizza) but you can't have 2 slices of pizza from a 0 pizza.

    • one year ago
  2. andrewv
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    thank you

    • one year ago
  3. CliffSedge
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    That might not be what the question is asking..

    • one year ago
  4. Denebel
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Algebra? or geometry?

    • one year ago
  5. andrewv
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    geometry

    • one year ago
  6. CliffSedge
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    However, on the subject of division by zero: Think of the question that division asks, "how many times can this number fit into this other number?" Well, how much of nothing can you fit into something? Answer: as much as you want because nothing has no size, so there is no single unique answer, so it is undefined. But that is an example of an undefined number. An undefined term could be a word that is simply hard to define in any precise sense.

    • one year ago
  7. CliffSedge
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Try this: www.gradeamathhelp.com/undefined-terms-in-geometry.html

    • one year ago
  8. andrewv
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Thank you both of you

    • one year ago
  9. CliffSedge
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    And for even deeper understanding: http://themathpage.com/aBookI/first.htm

    • one year ago
  10. Denebel
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Oh nevermind, yes, with geometry, a point would be an example because it has no length, width, thickness, etc, it is not formally 'defined'.

    • one year ago
  11. andrewv
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    thanks again :D

    • one year ago
    • Attachments:

See more questions >>>

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.