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 11-12-2012, 12:09 PM #11 Golden Master     Join Date: May 2006 Posts: 7,904 Re: want to Know why you can't divide with 0? If you multiply by zero, the answer is zero. If you divide by 0, the answer approaches infinity, but is undefined, as it isn't exactly infinity. Derivatives and intergals are based on this fact. There is no two ways about it. It's just math. __________________ __________________ “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” - Dr. Suess
 11-12-2012, 02:28 PM #12 Solid State Member   Join Date: Nov 2012 Location: United States of America Posts: 12 Re: want to Know why you can't divide with 0? Uhh... x={x|-INF < x < INF}. Seems easy enough. :3 __________________ __________________
 11-12-2012, 09:56 PM #13 ..m.0,0.m..Site Team     Join Date: May 2010 Location: USA Posts: 3,908 You can divide by zero. How many times can I give away a car to nobody? Infinity to the infinite power. It's not that you can't, the number produced will always be an infinite googolplex infinity + 1 and a calculator would explode, so they made it error out. That's just my opinion though, I could be wrong. __________________ Me: You'd think as the dominant species we wouldn't be so effing stupid. J: We're just intelligent enough to be completely effing stupid.
 11-12-2012, 10:52 PM #14 Solid State Member   Join Date: Nov 2012 Location: United States of America Posts: 12 Re: want to Know why you can't divide with 0? I agree with iPWN. __________________
 11-13-2012, 04:26 AM #15 Site Team     Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 8,043 Re: want to Know why you can't divide with 0? it's got nothing to do with exploding calculators or sharing sweets. 1/1 = 1 1/0.1 = 10 1/0.001 = 1000 1/0.00000000000001 = 10000000000000 1/X = Y As X tends to 0 Y tends to infinity. it's that simple. doesn't need two videos __________________ I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian… Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns. "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
 11-13-2012, 04:44 AM #16 Fully Optimized     Join Date: Feb 2011 Location: Denmark Posts: 4,025 Re: want to Know why you can't divide with 0? :ROOT The second video is about 0 / 0, and not number / 0. It looks to me that you all think i don't already know why you can't divide with 0. look at my first 2 posts, you can clearly see that i am not asking for an explanation __________________
 11-13-2012, 05:07 AM #17 Daemon Poster   Join Date: Feb 2012 Location: !! Posts: 699 Re: want to Know why you can't divide with 0? You pack of dummies, just get your PC calculator program up and running and try to divide 0 and see what it tells you.... "Cannot divide by zero" __________________
11-13-2012, 05:46 AM   #18
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Re: want to Know why you can't divide with 0?

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 Originally Posted by MMM You pack of dummies, just get your PC calculator program up and running and try to divide 0 and see what it tells you.... "Cannot divide by zero"
You are clearly miss understanding what this is all about.
It's not about that you can't, but WHY you can't.
There are different valid arguments to what the result could be. Negative infinity - zero - positive infinity.
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11-13-2012, 06:46 AM   #19
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 Originally Posted by EchoNatek You are clearly miss understanding what this is all about. It's not about that you can't, but WHY you can't. There are different valid arguments to what the result could be. Negative infinity - zero - positive infinity.
No not really, my last post was a mischievous joke.
But in all honesty I think this thread is one big joke.... understand what Zero (0) represents in mathematics will tell you Why.
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11-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #20
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 Originally Posted by MMM understand what Zero (0) represents in mathematics will tell you Why.
Are you referring to the sum of matter in the Universe? That representation?
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