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#1 2009-07-29 12:17:22

MathsIsFun
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Dividing by Zero

I thought I would make a page on Dividing by Zero

I don't think it is very good at all, so I am hoping for some good criticisms and ideas.


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#2 2009-07-29 12:37:25

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Re: Dividing by Zero

Hi Mathsifun;

It's understandable and makes the point. So what's wrong with it? Nothing!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2009-07-29 21:57:42

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Re: Dividing by Zero

For centuries it has been undefined, but today...

...I define it to be equal to be 42!!!

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#4 2009-07-29 22:15:27

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Re: Dividing by Zero

Hi identity;

That clears up some problems I have been having.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#5 2009-07-29 23:56:08

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Re: Dividing by Zero

I should put that in ... wait, no.

Any other suggestions to improve it? smile


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#6 2009-09-01 11:12:46

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Re: Dividing by Zero

If I where you I would also put that 12/0=0 because if there are 0 people how do you split it up so that is is equal

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#7 2009-09-01 11:15:48

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Re: Dividing by Zero

But it can't be zero, or you have turned 12 chocolates into nothing, which would be a waste of good chocolate smile


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#8 2009-09-01 14:53:02

simron
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Re: Dividing by Zero

MathsIsFun wrote:

But it can't be zero, or you have turned 12 chocolates into nothing, which would be a waste of good chocolate smile

No, a mystery guest named Mr. Bubbles walks in and eats them all. No waste! smile

Last edited by simron (2009-09-01 14:54:00)


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#9 2009-09-02 10:12:48

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Re: Dividing by Zero

I like the first sentence and the picture with it. roflol


I'll be here at least once every month. XP

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#10 2009-11-25 06:20:59

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Re: Dividing by Zero

I'm learning limits so this should come in handy = ]

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