Divide by zero

  • Thread starter Arkarian
  • Start date
9
0
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.
 

arildno

Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Gold Member
Dearly Missed
9,948
130
Why should 0/0 equal what 1/0 might equal?
 
19
0
0/100000000000000 = 0, 0/0.00000000000000001 = 0
 
85
0
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

376
0
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.
 
973
0
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.
 

Related Threads for: Divide by zero

  • Posted
Replies
6
Views
3K
  • Posted
Replies
21
Views
5K
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Posted
Replies
20
Views
3K
  • Posted
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Posted
5
Replies
116
Views
14K
  • Posted
Replies
12
Views
1K

Hot Threads

Top