







0/0 
20160214 

From Noni: Q. 0÷0=1 Why it is wrong when 4÷4=1; 3÷3=1; 2÷2=1: 1÷1=1 ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Dividing by a fraction 
20151121 

From Jennifer:
Question from Jennifer, a student:
I want to know how to get the right answer for this math problem, dividing a fraction in to a whole number , example 3/8 using the whole number 6? Thanks Answered by Penny Nom. 





1 divided by 0 and infinity 
20111024 

From ritika: we say that one divided by zero gives us infinity, then why zero multiplied by infinity does not gives us one????????????? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Repeating Decimal 
20100314 

From Gerald: Find the 1987th digit in the decimal equivalent to 1785/9999 starting from decimal point. Can you give us a short but powerful technique in solving this problem? thanks so much.. Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Dividing by fractions 
20090325 

From Mitch: 2 divided by 2/3 = ?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is one trillion divided by 10? 
20081209 

From mark: can you please tell me what one trillion divided by 10 is Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





Why can't you divide by zero? 
20080804 

From Donna: Why can't you divide by zero? Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Division by zero 
20080501 

From Bill: Why does multiplication have a favored status so as to make division by zero undefined? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Multiplying and dividing by zero 
20070205 

From colin: i would like to if u multiply 1,000,000 by 0 does it equal o or 1.
if you have a number eg 15689 and you divide by o what would the answer be is it 1 Answered by Penny Nom. 





1/infinity and 1/0 
20060304 

From Evan: I was thinking the other day when i was in math class that when you divide 1 by say n you'll get 1/n. As the value of n increases the smaller the number you get. So if you divide 1/infinity would that equal zero? And if that is true then would 1/0=infinity be true also? Answered by Penny Nom. 





'zero divided by one' and 'one divided by zero' 
20050131 

From Katrina: Please advise how best to explain the distinction between the solution to 'zero divided by one' and 'one divided by zero'. I remember being told in school that one of them is undefined and the other is zero but I'm having difficulty with calculating and explaining it to some highly curious 10 year olds! Answered by Claude Tardif and Walter Whiteley. 





1/0 = ?? 
20031209 

From Lisa: One of my students asked me a fractions question. She knows that 0/1
equals 0 but does 1/0 also equal 0? Answered by Walter Whiteley and Penny Nom. 





0/0 
20030925 

From Thomas: How is 0/0 ever defined. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Division by zero 
20030119 

From David: I've been to your site and am interested on the subject of division by 0. It's easy enough to give answers, but it's very hard, especially in this case, to make someone understand a mathematical problem. It's been about a year since my Calc class, and we never went over division by 0, only infinite numbers and such. My question is: How would you work a problem of (real number) / 0 ? As ignorant as it may sound to you, I am having trouble grasping this since I've only begun to understand some of it. Perhaps you could help. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Division by zero 
20020718 

From James: Why is division by zero undifined (i have to proof that division by zero is undifined) Answered by Chris Fisher. 





Division by zero 
20011031 

From Stacy: I have a question about dividing with zero. When the numerator is zero, the answer is zero. But when the denominator is zero, the answer is undefined. Why? I don't understand Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Division/Fractions 
19991106 

From Azmat Hussain: Is there a way to explain division by fractions using patterns? For example 3 divided by one half. Answered by Chris Fisher and Penny Nom. 





A fraction problem 
19990923 

From TruRed: Seven ninths divided by a negative 3.Could you pleas answer my question and go step by step. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Division by zero 
19990902 

From Joshua B. Mariano: Why can't I divide a number by zero. When I put in my calculater 0 divided by 7 it equals 0. But when I put 7 divided by zero my calculater say's error. Why can't this be solved? What is the answer? Is there a paper on it? Help? Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





Finding Excluded Values 
19990401 

From Lorraine Le Cam: The question asks me to find the value of the variable that must be excluded in each rational expressionion. The operation is: a ______ a  2 How do I work this out? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Indeterminate forms 
19981211 

From R. Dixon: What is the correct evaluation of infinity/0 ? I've checked three different math sites. One says definitively, that infinity/0 is "not" possible. Another states that infinity/0 is one of the indeterminate forms having a large range of different values. The last reasons that infinity/0 "is" equal to infinity. Answered by Walter Whiteley and Harley Weston. 





Division by zero 
19970214 

From Linda Hood: I am a college student and have been asked to explain and figure out why we can't divide by zero. Answered by Chris Fisher. 

