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esalkin

**x/0 = ??????**

When I was in grade school, learning about multiplication and division, the teacher told us that you can't divide by zero. When I asked her why not she looked stumped (I don't think math was her best subject ). She thought a second then replied, with that old standby of adult/child communications, "because that is the rule."

I have since learned the reasons behind "the rule"; however; I still ask the question: "why not." Since x*0 = 0 it stands to reason that x/0 has an answer also. (light has no problem with x/0.) The fact that our limited math skills cannot provide an adequate answer does not mean that it does not exist. Think of all the mathematical questions that were impossible to answer before the Calculus was discovered. The day that someone can solve for the equation x/0 is the the same day we figure out "Everything."