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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: auto3000
In order to gain a better understanding of zero as a number, you would perhaps be better off instead asking the question...
"Why can I not divide by zero and get a defined result?"
The answer would be this:
3 / 0 = x = undefined. Why?
Because: This same expression can be notated thus...
x * 0 = 3...and because any number multiplied by zero equals zero (in this case x), then there can be no defined result when solving for x when multiplied by zero and equaling 3.
originally posted by: auto3000
num·ber 1.
an arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol, or figure, representing a particular quantity and used in counting and making calculations and for showing order in a series or for identification.... The question is simple, based upon this context meaning, is zero a number?
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: auto3000
In order to gain a better understanding of zero as a number, you would perhaps be better off instead asking the question...
"Why can I not divide by zero and get a defined result?"
The answer would be this:
3 / 0 = x = undefined. Why?
Because: This same expression can be notated thus...
x * 0 = 3...and because any number multiplied by zero equals zero (in this case x), then there can be no defined result when solving for x when multiplied by zero and equaling 3.
originally posted by: Marlborough Red
So Zero is 0
And 0 is Zero
Zero is Zero
What about minus 273.15 degrees C?
Surely that's 0.....?
originally posted by: Marlborough Red
What about minus 273.15 degrees C?
Surely that's 0.....?