24 / 0 is undefined, not zero 

Okay. 

Last edited by A Roxxor; 09302008 at 12:59 AM.
24 / 0 is undefined, not zero 

Yea, I've heard. 

what exactly are you asking? 

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SPECIFICALLY, why is x/0 'undefined'? 

The mistake you are making is assuming that splitting 24 into 0 groups is theoretically equivalent to "taking it away." Taking the 24 away would be subtraction (24  24 = 0). Splitting 24 into 0 groups, on the other hand, is not possible. 

Why not? 

well, it's not undefined 

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Okay, I see. Thank you. 

Last edited by A Roxxor; 09302008 at 01:31 AM.
Should I do it? Yeah, okay. There is a way to essentially divide by zero, it's the basis of calculus. Calculus is largely about finding inventive ways to divide by zero. 



Last edited by wendylove; 09302008 at 01:35 AM.
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The planet Earth exhibits all of these properties and therefore can be considered alive and its own single organism by the scientific definition.does the planet Earth reproduce, well no unless you count the moon.7. Reproduction: The ability to produce new organisms.
Er, not sure what you mean, Wendy... 

infinity is not a number 

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Algebra can not divide by zero, you can only do that through calculus. I assume what you are talking about is polynomials that have discrete breaks. That's not quiet the same as division by zero. 



Last edited by wendylove; 09302008 at 01:40 AM.
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The planet Earth exhibits all of these properties and therefore can be considered alive and its own single organism by the scientific definition.does the planet Earth reproduce, well no unless you count the moon.7. Reproduction: The ability to produce new organisms.
Just because something can be used for mathematical functions does not make it a number. i is not a number, but i^2 is. Quaternions aren't numbers either. 

Here's a quick lesson in calculus. Say you want the slope of a line at a single point in the line y = f(x). The calculus way to do that is rise over run, but in this case, run is zero because it's just a point. 

You fail MAJORLY at basic rearranging of equations, and everyone else in this thread fails to varying degrees as well. 

Uhm, there are multiple ways to rearrange the same equation. 

0/0 could technically be any number 

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