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Originally posted by spaceweasle7
now i have had people tell me that dividing by zero is possible, because zero cannot exists, as anything that exists cannot not exist. (if that makes any sense) so therefore, zero is just so small we cannot "comprehend' it, therefore we cannot divide by it.
what is your take on this?
Originally posted by selfisolated
42!!!!
Originally posted by spaceweasle7
can some one explain to me how it is (or is not) possible to divide by zero? i have had this conversation with many people and none of them could give a decent answer.
Originally posted by selfisolated
Them 5 toffees just sit there. They don't disappear, or turn negative, or enter a parallel universe. They just sit there.
Originally posted by zephyrs
You have to realize the relationship between multiplication and division. Look at it this way, 10 / 2 = 5 because 5 x 2 = 10, right? But if 12 / 0 = n, that would mean that 0 x n = 12 and we know that isn't right.
However zero can be in the numerator (ie 0 / 5) because zero of something split into 5 stacks would still zero just like multiplying zero 5 times would still equal zero.
It's all about the relationship between multiplication and division.