# Divide by zero

#### Arkarian

1. we know that the smaller the fraction we divide the bigger the outcome
1/0.5=2
1/025=4
i know that you are not supposed to divide by zero, because it messes up everything
but according to the first rule wouldnt it mean that 1/0=infinity
(i know it doesnt work if you reverse it, but please wait)
so the universe started from nothing/0, so if 0/0=infinity wouldnt that explain a lot, but how can you physically divide by zero?
if this theory stands, then wouldnt it mean that the universe can be destoyed and created by a black hole, since its 0.

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#### arildno

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Why should 0/0 equal what 1/0 might equal?

#### topherfox

0/100000000000000 = 0, 0/0.00000000000000001 = 0

#### ganstaman

The math part: the limit of 1/n as n approaches 0 is infinity, correct? However, this is very different than inccorectly stating that 1/0 = infinity.

As for the rest of the first post, I think that makes no sense whatsoever.

#### dst

Summing zeros infinite times still results in 0. Summing 0.00(any number of zeros here)000001 infinite times results in infinity. A big difference.

#### kmarinas86

1. we know that the smaller the fraction we divide the bigger the outcome
1/0.5=2
1/025=4
i know that you are not supposed to divide by zero, because it messes up everything
but according to the first rule wouldnt it mean that 1/0=infinity
Try solving for x:

1=x*0

You can't do it.

It's undefined.

(i know it doesnt work if you reverse it, but please wait)
so the universe started from nothing/0, so if 0/0=infinity wouldnt that explain a lot, but how can you physically divide by zero?
You can't.

Numbers cannot be divided physically.

if this theory stands, then wouldnt it mean that the universe can be destoyed and created by a black hole, since its 0.
It's not a theory. It doesn't explain anything.

I used to be interested in this divided by zero stuff because after I took pre-calculus in the 11th grade, I had no math class in the 12th grade. But when I took Calculus I in college, I realize the mistake I made.

Take calculus.