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What is 1 / 0 ? Answered

Here is tricky one try and answer it...

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lemonie
lemonie

Best Answer 10 years ago

The 0 is symbolic (Arabic origin I believe), it represents nothing.
So you can say this is "illegal" in the sense that you haven't any quantity to divide 1 by.
Or you can think of the smallest number, what is 1/that? It's big. Zero isn't the smallest number, but it's a good approximation.

Infinity is a Mathematical-abstract like zero.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

It's not tricky at all. The result is undefined (it could be +infinity or -infinity), since you have failed to specify from which side of zero you're taking the limit. And if you don't know what that means, then you need to finish your first year calculus course.

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PREDATOR_UK
PREDATOR_UK

Answer 10 years ago

I knew what the answer was I wanted to see your guys opinion was

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Answer 10 years ago

It's math. There are no opinions. Just lusers who waste people's time.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

I'm afraid I have to agree with that.

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PREDATOR_UK
PREDATOR_UK

10 years ago

Yer you pretty much all got it the answer is infinite or illegal :P

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seandogue
seandogue

10 years ago

It's also what's written on some switches, meaning ON or OFF

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Undefined. It's an illegal operation.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

Yep. It is an infinity, but _which_ infinity is unclear.

Or it's five characters including the space. Six including the question mark.

Or it's a guy looking at a one, with the question mark being his ear.

Or it's a bad Question. Strike that. AND it's a bad Question.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

Sorry, seven characters including the space before the question mark. But I still think I'll go with the ear.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

I'll go with "infinity" as an answer.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Answer 10 years ago

Well, then the answer is NaN.

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seandogue
seandogue

10 years ago

It's an infinite discontinuity

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

10 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Division_by_zero

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jeff-o
jeff-o

10 years ago

HEY!! Where did you get the formula for my faster-than-light drive??

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rickharris
rickharris

10 years ago


Mathematically your question has no answer that makes sense although zero is a concept that is often used in maths

In a practical sense
If I take a pie and divided it by nothing, then in practical effect I am doing noting to it so it remains a whole pie.

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gruffalo child
gruffalo child

10 years ago

What is 1/0*0 is an equally bad, but a funnier question. It can be 5 or 3 or 57...