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The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.People often ask in maths class over the years why any number devided by 0 is no solution. They often ask why it isn't equal to 0, infinity or an imaginary number. Well I have a very simple answer to this. "When subtracted from 180, the sum of the squareroot of the two equal angles of an isocoles triangle squared will give the squareroot of the remaining angle squared." #2 20060601 23:36:43
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.Great! X'(yXβ)=0 #3 20060602 04:36:24
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.Here is another reason, albeit a slightly more advanced one. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #4 20060602 08:51:53
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.The multiplicative inverse of a number I assume you mean 1/number or reciprocal? igloo myrtilles fourmis #5 20060602 10:25:51
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.What do you mean by unclear and clear? "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #6 20060602 15:44:40
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.Sorry, I don't have enough knowledge to understand where you are coming from. igloo myrtilles fourmis #7 20060602 20:32:19
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.Multiplicative inverse of x: what you multiply by x to get 1. (=1/x or x¹) "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #8 20060602 23:57:26
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.Not exactly John. What I'm basically saying is that regardless of the number, the "/0" part just doesn't make sense. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #9 20060603 00:25:45
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.For anyone who is interested: "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #10 20060603 13:12:58
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.Ricky, when you said So x0 + x0 + (x0)¹ = x0 + (x0)¹, did you mean x0 + x0  x0 = x0  x0 ? igloo myrtilles fourmis #11 20060603 14:48:07
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.
Yes, exactly! Subtraction is definited as adding the inverse of a number. Just like division is defined as multiplying the inverse of a number.
I guess that's a good thing. But don't take everything I say is fact. Remember, I make mistakes too, and trust me, I've been known to make some great ones.
There are varying sizes of infinity, if you talk about it in the right context. For example, the set of natural numbers is infinitely large. But it is still smaller than the set of real numbers. And weirdly enough, even though the natural numbers are a proper subset of the integers, the integers and natural numbers are the same size. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #12 20060603 23:50:30
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.It seems Ricky's solution is a defined version with a same core... X'(yXβ)=0 #13 20060604 02:55:40
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.It also seems to me that 0/0 = anything and everything. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #14 20060604 05:25:12
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.a0 = 0 is true for any real number. But again, you are trying to divide by 0. In other words, you are multiplyinig by the multiplicative inverse of 0. Because the inverse of 0 doesn't exist, it just doesn't make sense. It's like asking what the color blue tastes like or naming a country south of the south pole. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #15 20060605 01:42:56
Re: The reason why x/0 = no solution. Simply put.Yeah I know, like I said its fun to pretend. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. 