Re: What is zero divided by zero?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg48538] Re: What is zero divided by zero?*From*: drbob at bigfoot.com (Bobby R. Treat)*Date*: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 04:50:41 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <4xm5ym42r3vg@legacy>, <wzog6i63na4c@legacy> <c9k4bo$fi9$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

"zero divided by zero" is four English words, one after the other. The meaning of it is whatever we can agree that it means. But we can't agree on a useful meaning; it's not as if the subject hasn't come up a million times over the past century or two. It is, and will remain, undefined. Bobby mathma18 at hotmail.com ("G.L.Narasimham") wrote in message news:<c9k4bo$fi9$1 at smc.vnet.net>... > continued.. > By plotting u+v=(u^2-v^2)/(u-v) and 1/(u+v)=(u-v)/(u^2-v^2) we get 0 > and +/- Infinity jump respectively at (0,0).[Right hand sides are not > plotted as Mathematica leaves out detail on plane u=v ].