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Why is $0/0$ not $\Bbb R$? [duplicate]

Whenever I asked my grade school and college teachers why $\frac00$ is undefined, they would show me a graph of $\frac1x$ and point out the vertical asymptote at $0$, noting that "Since it approaches ...
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6answers
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What is the division of $1/0$? [duplicate]

It's approximate value, its infinite I know it but I want to know atleast the value upto $7$ decimal values.
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3answers
702 views

why can't we divide by zero ?! [duplicate]

in arabic sites which is interested in maths , i find many topics like ,here is a proof that 0=2 . and we answer that the proof is wrong as we can't divide by zero . but i really wonder , why ...
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4answers
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Why is any number divided by 0 is infinite? [duplicate]

Here I have an extremely silly question. Why is $\frac{1}{0}$ is chosen to be infinity? Is there any specific reason to it? P.S. I could not find a suitable tag to it, so ignore it,,,
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2answers
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Dividing a number by zero [duplicate]

Why can't you divide a number by zero? It is possible to say $\sqrt{-1}$ is an imaginary number $i$, but why can't you say $\frac{1}{0}$ is also an imaginary number $z$ (for example)?
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2answers
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Will Division by Zero be Defined Eventually? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Division by $0$ I've always been inclined to believe that x/0 = NaN is a placeholder for a character or constant that no one has ...
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1answer
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What is the value of 0/0? [duplicate]

I have heard that anything divided by zero is infinity, so i was wondering what would be 0/0? I am a high school student and I haven't studied calculus yet.
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2answers
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Does dividing by zero ever make sense? [duplicate]

Good afternoon, The square root of $-1$, AKA $i$, seemed a crazy number allowing contradictions as $1=-1$ by the usual rules of the real numbers. However, it proved to be useful and ...
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4answers
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May seem like a noob question: really, why can't we divide by 0? [duplicate]

Yes, I know, can't be answered, blah, blah, blah.... but here are a few of my theories. I know, plenty of other questions like this, but before marking this as a duplicate, consider this, my ...
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1answer
313 views

Division by zero [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Division by $0$ Everyone knows that $(x/y)\times y = x$ So why does $(x/0)\times 0 \ne x$? According to Wolfram Alpha, it is 'indeterminate'. What does this mean? ...
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1answer
310 views

$\frac 00=$ ? Why It is un answerable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Division by $0$ What will be the answer if zero$(0)$ divided by zero$(0)$ Why It is un answerable? $$\frac 00=\space ?$$ Thanks in Advance, Vicky
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1answer
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Why zero is a multiple of every integer, but not a divisor of zero? [duplicate]

All positive and negative numbers including zero are called integers. So in the form $a=bq$, since $0 = 0ㆍq$ is true for any integer $q$, $0$ can have $0$ as a divisor of itself as well as a multiple ...
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1answer
215 views

Is 0/0 equal to 100%? [duplicate]

I've asked a heap of people this question and I can't get a definite answer. Some say it's 0%, 100% or just undefined. I know that Anything divided by zero is undefined. Anything divided by itself ...
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5answers
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Is $\frac 1 0$ undefined or equal to $\tilde{\infty}$? [duplicate]

Is $\displaystyle\frac 1 0$ undefined or equal to $\tilde{\infty}$? I know that $\displaystyle\lim_{x\to0}\frac 1 x=\tilde{\infty}$, how about $\displaystyle\frac 1 0$? Thank you. p.s. ...
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4answers
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Why does division by zero not have an imaginary number “option”? [duplicate]

In regular math, you cannot get the square root of a negative number. Likewise, you cannot divide by zero. Both dividing by zero and taking the square of a negative have no place in real life. ...

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