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What do you think will happen?



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My calculator shows Math ERROR
But you expected something more, dwight?



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Not again! This is about the 3rd topic on this.



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If you divide something by zero, you will get both zero and the original number.
I GOTZ LOTZ OF BRAINZ, LOLZORZ



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It is defined as resulting into undefined, ironically enough, but are you looking for more original types of answers?



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Actionscript `trace(0/0);` returns NaN. Ubiquity returns ` Error: f[p,pop()] is not a function. `. Dividing by 0 is impossible or mathematicians have no idea at all and want to sound smart.



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Let’s divide one by zero.
The bulitin computer calculator says “Cannot divide by 0”, the eCalc online scientific calculator says “infinity”.
HEY WAIT, WHAT?!
[http://www.ecalc.com/calculator/scientific/](http://www.ecalc.com/calculator/scientific/)
Just so you can see I’m not joking. : And as for 0/0 it’s just NaN.



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Calculators saying it is infinity (anyone really) are wrong, it cannot be any number, since multiplying zero with any number will not get it to any number except itself. To solve 5/0 = X, you will have to see what is X when you solve 0 \* X = 5. This is impossible, not even infinity will make 0 reach any closer to 5.
It is undefined, or NaN (Not a Number), as you said.



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Point taken. Those darn online calculators.
But anyway, I don’t see the fuss over dividing by zero and people who yell PARADOX and other crap about it when multiplying by zero is just as illogical. Oddly, the windows calculator says “cannot divide by 0” but comes up with 0 when you multiply.



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it depends on the number you want to divide by zero.
any number that is not zero:
1/0 = X
this means that
X \* 0 = 1
because (any number) \* 0 == 0
X has no answer. this includes imaginary numbers.
when we use zero however it is a bit different.
0/0 = X
X\*0 = 0
because (number) \* 0 == 0
X can be any number. this includes imaginary numbers.
is this an answer to your question?



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> *Originally posted by **[mariosuperlative](/forums/2/topics/44500?page=1#posts967356):***
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> Let’s divide one by zero.
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> The bulitin computer calculator says “Cannot divide by 0”, the eCalc online scientific calculator says “infinity”.
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> HEY WAIT, WHAT?!
>
> [http://www.ecalc.com/calculator/scientific/](http://www.ecalc.com/calculator/scientific/)
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> Just so you can see I’m not joking. : And as for 0/0 it’s just NaN.
Ha Ha! Great!



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ummmm 0/5=paradox? i think so anyways if you divid 5 by 0 the 0 cancles out the 5 because theres nothing it can do to get to 5 and without the 5 there is no qustion so it cancles the whole question out



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> Ha Ha! Great!
BUT IT’S A LIE, GODDAMN IT!



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no paradox. it is just a question without a meaning.
lets say this.
I have 5 cookies and 0 friends (actually i have a lot more, but they don’t want the cookies :( )
i have to share this cookies with my friends. i can eat that what is leftover.
how much cookies does everybody get?
obviously, i can’t give anyone the cookies.
so instead i just eat them myself.
the answer should then be
0 rest 5
where zero is what everybody gets,
and 5 is what is leftover and can be trown away.



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> *Originally posted by **[swanbomb](/forums/2/topics/44500?page=1#posts967378):***
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> ummmm 0/5=paradox? i think so anyways if you divid 5 by 0 the 0 cancles out the 5 because theres nothing it can do to get to 5 and without the 5 there is no qustion so it cancles the whole question out
What?



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> I have 5 cookies and 0 friends (actually i have a lot more, but they don’t want the cookies :( )
> i have to share this cookies with my friends. i can eat that what is leftover.
> how much cookies does everybody get?
> obviously, i can’t give anyone the cookies.
> so instead i just eat them myself.
> the answer should then be
> 0 rest 5
> where zero is what everybody gets,
> and 5 is what is leftover and can be trown away.
Well, that quite explains it well. The result is still undefined.
> BUT IT’S A LIE, GODDAMN IT!
Oops, you did it again.
> Infinity.
Wrong.



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> *Originally posted by **[RMcD](/forums/2/topics/44500?page=1#posts967395):***
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> Infinity.
no. an infinite row of zeros added up will still result into an new zero.



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> Oops, you did it again.
Oops. And yeah, kirdaiht said it right.



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If X/0 is equal to infinity, then it implies infinity equals negative infinity. Which might be actually TRUE. Then the extended number line will become a “circle”, joining the positive and negative infinity together.
Some people actually suggested that the hottest temperature possible is absolute zero. Which might also be true. Two polar opposites are actually the same thing.



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> If X/0 is equal to infinity, then it implies infinity equals negative infinity. Which might be actually TRUE. Then the extended number line will become a “circle”, joining the positive and negative infinity together.
X/0 isn’t actually infinity.



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> Wrong.
I’m going with what aC said.
Edit: Can’t find the thread.



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> *Originally posted by **[Darkruler2005](/forums/2/topics/44500?page=1#posts968817):***
> > If X/0 is equal to infinity, then it implies infinity equals negative infinity. Which might be actually TRUE. Then the extended number line will become a “circle”, joining the positive and negative infinity together.
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> X/0 isn’t actually infinity.
[![](http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?\lim_{n\to 0}\frac{x}{n}=\infty "\lim\_{n\to 0}\frac{x}{n}=\infty")](http://www.codecogs.com/eqnedit.php?latex=\lim_{n\to 0}\frac{x}{n}=\infty)
But x/0 does not equal infinity. That’s just how it works.
