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Why is 0! = 1? 2001-01-30
From Diane:
Every math book always claims that 1!=1 and 0!=1 are givens, and that we should just memorize it. i understand the 1! part, but where is the basis for claiming that 0!=1????
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
0! 1997-03-02
From Donna D. Hall:
I am looking for a quick and easy explanation as to why 0! is 1.
Answered by Walter Whiteley and Denis Hanson.



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