andrewv
  • andrewv
give an example of an undefined term and explain why it is undefined
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anonymous
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\[\frac{ x }{ 0 }\] 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.
andrewv
  • andrewv
thank you
anonymous
  • anonymous
That might not be what the question is asking..

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Algebra? or geometry?
andrewv
  • andrewv
geometry
anonymous
  • anonymous
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.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Try this: www.gradeamathhelp.com/undefined-terms-in-geometry.html
andrewv
  • andrewv
Thank you both of you
anonymous
  • anonymous
And for even deeper understanding: http://themathpage.com/aBookI/first.htm
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh nevermind, yes, with geometry, a point would be an example because it has no length, width, thickness, etc, it is not formally 'defined'.
andrewv
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thanks again :D

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