This IS a TEST; Do you know the ACTUAL reason division by zero is not permitted?
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scherado wrote:The_Piper wrote:Yes, as dividing by zero in the real world means that no division was done. Baskets of apples exist in the real world, and people do divide them up. If no one wanted apples that day, then the 11 apples were divided among zero people, and the basket still has 11 apples in it.scherado wrote:The_Piper wrote:...
This basket has 6 apples. I would like to divide them between Jimmy and Johnny. So I divide 6 by two people. Jimmy and Johnny each get 3 apples.
This basket has 11 apples. I would like to divide the apples between no one. 11 apples divided by no people equals 11 apples.
I appreciate that. I thank you for the attempt to explain.
When you decided that you would like to "divide the apples between no one," you decided to do NOTHING. No operation is performed. There is a great difference between the classroom and real world. This: "11 apples divided by no people equals 11 apples" never occurred.
Would you fill out a withdrawal slip to get money out of your bank account and put 0 as the amount to be withdrawn? The teller would hand the slip back to you--no operation (withdrawal) is performed.
Do you know what I'm going to have to do now? I'm going to have to start a thread to "deconstruct" the old, reliable "2 + 2" violation accusation. Oh yes. If you think I've contributed nothing now, wait until you see that thread!
Do you realize that nothing was added? You should have wrote, "I know you are, but what am i?
Thommo wrote:Yes indeed. Here I am.
ETA: Did I dream it, or when I started replying did that post say less than it does now?
scherado wrote:
Every day, I don't give 7,000,000,000 people apples.
hackenslash wrote::lol:
scherado wrote:Another thing I remember from college-days is that multiplication is addition by a different name: 7 x 3 = 7 + 7 + 7.
For division, we have subtraction by a different name: For 6/2, we subtract 2 from 6, take the reduced value and repeat UNTIL we either reach 0 or there's not enough remaining; count the number of iterations:
6 - 2 = 4
4 - 2 = 2
2 - 2 = 0
3 times we subtracted 2: 6/2 = 3
Now, do the same for 3/0:
3 - 0 = 3
3 - 0 = 3 ...
Infinite iterations.
There's that pesky infinity, again. (Not whistling Dixie.)
scherado wrote:Another thing I remember from college-days is that multiplication is addition by a different name: 7 x 3 = 7 + 7 + 7.
For division, we have subtraction by a different name: For 6/2, we subtract 2 from 6, take the reduced value and repeat UNTIL we either reach 0 or there's not enough remaining; count the number of iterations:
6 - 2 = 4
4 - 2 = 2
2 - 2 = 0
3 times we subtracted 2: 6/2 = 3
Now, do the same for 3/0:
3 - 0 = 3
3 - 0 = 3 ...
Infinite iterations.
There's that pesky infinity, again. (Not whistling Dixie.)
Cito di Pense wrote:scherado wrote:Another thing I remember from college-days is that multiplication is addition by a different name: 7 x 3 = 7 + 7 + 7.
For division, we have subtraction by a different name: For 6/2, we subtract 2 from 6, take the reduced value and repeat UNTIL we either reach 0 or there's not enough remaining; count the number of iterations:
6 - 2 = 4
4 - 2 = 2
2 - 2 = 0
3 times we subtracted 2: 6/2 = 3
Now, do the same for 3/0:
3 - 0 = 3
3 - 0 = 3 ...
Infinite iterations.
There's that pesky infinity, again. (Not whistling Dixie.)
It's as if to say that integers are the only mathematical objects.
scott1328 wrote:Cito di Pense wrote:scherado wrote:Another thing I remember from college-days is that multiplication is addition by a different name: 7 x 3 = 7 + 7 + 7.
For division, we have subtraction by a different name: For 6/2, we subtract 2 from 6, take the reduced value and repeat UNTIL we either reach 0 or there's not enough remaining; count the number of iterations:
6 - 2 = 4
4 - 2 = 2
2 - 2 = 0
3 times we subtracted 2: 6/2 = 3
Now, do the same for 3/0:
3 - 0 = 3
3 - 0 = 3 ...
Infinite iterations.
There's that pesky infinity, again. (Not whistling Dixie.)
It's as if to say that integers are the only mathematical objects.
God created the Natural Numbers, all the rest are the work of man.
Evolving wrote:On the rationals, yes.
scott1328 wrote:... God created the Natural Numbers, all the rest are the work of man.
Evolving wrote:Thé Earth’s orbit is very close to circular, compared to other planets.
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