posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 07:38 AM
Ah finally. Some geek mathy backup.
Why can't you divide a number by 0?
For one thing, when you divide one number by another, you expect the result to be another number. Look at the sequence of numbers 1/(1/2), 1/(1/3),
1/(1/4), ... . Notice that the bottoms of the fractions are 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, ..., and that they're going to zero. If there's a limit to this sequence,
we would take that number and call it 1/0, so let's see if there is.
Well, the sequence turns out to be 2, 3, 4, ..., and that goes to infinity. Since infinity isn't a real number, we don't assign any value to 1/0. We
just say it's undefined.
Info provided by MathForum.org.
Sigh, if I actually opened my eyes and read axis had it all along. Never mind.
[edit on 9/12/2008 by jpm1602]