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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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 have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.**

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**Identity****Member**- Registered: 2007-04-18
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For centuries it has been undefined, but today...

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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 have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I should put that in ... wait, no.

Any other suggestions to improve it?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**momofmathkid****Member**- Registered: 2008-01-14
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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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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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But it can't be zero, or you have turned 12 chocolates into nothing, which would be a waste of good chocolate

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**simron****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-10-07
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MathsIsFun wrote:

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

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

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

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**quittyqat****Member**- Registered: 2009-04-08
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I like the first sentence and the picture with it.

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

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**Denominator****Member**- Registered: 2009-11-23
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I'm learning limits so this should come in handy = ]

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