`-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----On Tue, 11 Mar 1997, Taner Halicioglu wrote:> On Tue, 11 Mar 1997, Chairudin S. Harjo wrote:> > > Tony Knight wrote:> > > >   > 2 * 1 + 0 = 2 +  0 / 30> >   2 * 1 / 0 = 2 . 0 . 30> > > >  This one is wrong!!!> > Any number divided by 0 is infinite.> > So...the left side is infinite, the right side is not.> > no.  Any non-zero number divided by zero results in an infinite answer.> 0/0, however, is strictly "undefined".> > 3/0 = X   is the same as X*0 = 3, thus X=infinityIf this was true, then "infinity" * 0 == 3 would be true, but it is not.Any number multiplied by 0 is always 0, thus X cannot be a number (assomeone else pointed out, this is probably why IEEE notates it as "NaN").> > 0/0 = X   is the same as X*0 = 0, thus X can be ANY number (thus,>           undefined).I'll buy that. :-)  Or perhaps rather than undefined, X is the set of allreal numbers (well, complex too).+-------------------------------------------------------------------++         -- Finger: flood@evcom.net for my PGP public key --       ++-------------------------------------------------------------------+-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----Version: 2.6.2iQCVAwUBMyV5JhsjWkWelde9AQGlugQAhZ64iI4a+poGKHewX2q/vVD4osZwMlJGMvgWxYeq4zs7mJYGhYxPOBriyMRxOGpLenb4FvjiNTxYjbfIcoUDI1yxYd4IK0yPMkd9+JuVoafiu80pUOolC2wxJNRYz1Vl50TZAB8s72/SOcZXkiQLZnr8o7VACqIup1EWhJOrU0I==saW0-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----`