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## #1 2009-07-30 10:17:22

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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.

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

## #2 2009-07-30 10:37:25

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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 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.

## #3 2009-07-30 19:57:42

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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!!!

## #4 2009-07-30 20:15:27

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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 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.

## #5 2009-07-30 21:56:08

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### Re: Dividing by Zero

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

## #6 2009-09-02 09:12:46

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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

## #7 2009-09-02 09:15:48

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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

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

## #8 2009-09-02 12:53:02

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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

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

Last edited by simron (2009-09-02 12:54:00)

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## #9 2009-09-03 08:12:48

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### Re: Dividing by Zero

I like the first sentence and the picture with it.

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

## #10 2009-11-26 05:20:59

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### Re: Dividing by Zero

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