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    SubjectRe: 2.0.30 - its all a numbers game, I tell ya!
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    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=infinity

    If 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 (as
    someone 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 all
    real numbers (well, complex too).

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