OpenStudy (anonymous):

2/0=infinity prove this to be true or false.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (shamil98):

You can't divide by zero. The result is just undefined.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (shamil98):

or infinity as you said you could graph it to prove it.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Proving that statement: 4/2 = 2 Simpler terms: four fish can be divided evenly between two piles. So, 2 fish can be divided into piles of 0. First, you divide the 2 fish into one pile of 0. Since you still have 2 fish, you need to divide them into another pile of zero. Again, you still have 2 fish, so you create another pile of 0 fish and again and again forever. That also defines infinity, something that goes on forever and ever and just will never stop. Thus, any number divided by 0 is, in fact infinity.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

But then, why isn't 2*0 = infinity?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

So, actually, 2/0 IS possible, it just ends up as infinity, which is a concept. Just like 0. 0 is not a real number, it is just like infinity and is a concept.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

don't get things confused. 0 IS a real number. 2/0 is not possible. if this is calculus, i think you could "prove" it by taking limit from left and right of 0 and seeing that lim 2/0 does not exist

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

or graph it like shamil said

3 years ago
OpenStudy (atlas):

If you divide 2 by 1 what do you get : 2 right??

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Prove 0 is a real number. Also, Prove 2/0 isn't possible.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (atlas):

If you divide 2 by 0.5 what do you get : 4 right??

3 years ago
OpenStudy (atlas):

If you divide 2 by 0.05 what do you get : 40 right??

3 years ago
OpenStudy (atlas):

If you divide 2 by 0.005 what do you get : 400 right??

3 years ago
OpenStudy (atlas):

If you keep coming closer to 0, the number keeps becoming big If we actually reach 0 -> the number will tend to infinity

3 years ago
OpenStudy (atlas):

If you keep dividing 2 by a number coming closer to 0, the number keeps becoming big If we actually reach 0 -> the number will tend to infinity

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Exactly, so 2/0 is infinity.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (atlas):

yes

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Euler, please Prove 0 is a real number. Also, Prove 2/0 isn't possible.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

0 doesn't follow several of the properties, such as the inverse property of multiplication, and several division properties. In the definition of opposites, "Any 2 points on a number line that are equidistant from the origin (0)." Also, "any real number multiplied by -1 will give you the opposite of that number." So, in essence, 0 * -1 =0. However, 0 could not possibly be the opposite of 0 according to the definition of opposites, because, even though 0 is equidistant from zero in coordinates to 0, they are not two separate points, thus proving that 0 doesn't follow all real number properties.

3 years ago