# Divide by zero?

HallsofIvy
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Blahness said:
It's meaningless. No matter how many zeroes you have, you can't get a 1. Not even an infinite amount.

I'm sorry, what was this in reference to? I don't see any post in here talking about a number zeroes making 1.

Well, dividing 1 by 0 is asking how many 0's make a 1, correct?

Blahness said:
Well, dividing 1 by 0 is asking how many 0's make a 1, correct?
That's just an analogy. The mathematics behind the division is more precise about how the result is to be calculated, and is not worried about what it may represent in some model.

HallsofIvy
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Blahness said:
Well, dividing 1 by 0 is asking how many 0's make a 1, correct?

No, it's not. Dividing by 0 is not asking anything intelligible.

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what really is fascinating is the fact that people are always poking their noses in issues such as -the name of this topic-, pretending to search for some 'deeper' answers, and elevating topics such as -the name of this topic- to an almost metaphysical meaning. there is only one fact that is true: if you wan't to find answers releated to math, just read, read, and read. everything is perfectly defined, and, basically, there is no need for forums such as this one )

.. there is no need for forums such as this one ..

Ahh, but I like PF