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#1 2013-11-11 20:14:32

niharika_kumar
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infinity or zero

it is said that anything divided by 0 is infinity and when anything divides 0,its value is 0.
for ex:- 1/0=infinity
& 0/1=0

but then what will be the value of 0/0.

i think the answer is infinity but am not sure.

pls help.



niharika


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#2 2013-11-11 20:53:04

anonimnystefy
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Re: infinity or zero

Hi

Neither 1/0 nor 0/0 are defined.


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#3 2013-11-12 02:54:03

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Re: infinity or zero

niharika_kumar wrote:

it is said that anything divided by 0 is infinity

NO!! shame

Anything divided by 0 is NOT infinity; it is undefined.

However you can say the following: if a is a positive real number



This is just a way of saying that dividing a positive number by progressively smaller positive numbers results in unboundedly large positive numbers. It is not dividing by zero.


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#4 2013-11-12 22:12:25

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Re: infinity or zero

thanks for clearing that term. smile


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