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Why is the division of zero by itself not equal to one,since it is conventional that any number divided by itself is equal to one?,or maybe is zero not a number?

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Why is the division of zero by itself not equal to one,since it is conventional that any number divided by itself is equal to one?,or maybe is zero not a number?

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We get this question frequently.

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Because zero isn't part of the multiplicative group. The question does not exist. It's as if we asked why we can't breath on the moon.Why is the division of zero by itself not equal to one?