Name: James

Who is asking: Student
Level: All

Why is division by zero undifined (i have to proof that division by zero is undifined)


Hi James,

One must be more careful here: The correct statement is that

the quotient of a real number divided by zero cannot equal a real number. (That's really obvious from the definition of division: a/b = c must mean the same thing as a = bc. Note what happens when b = 0 and c is a real number.) One important aspect of calculus is learning to deal with division by zero. In other words, division by zero can be defined, and that definition is part of the foundation of calculus.


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