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Your Blackened Sky

Joined 12 Mar '02 Moves 15128 what is infinity times zero?

The bottom of a well

Joined 17 Aug '03 Moves 786 Infinity is not a number, it is a concept, but apparently anything multiplied by 0 is 0, so probably 0.

Your Blackened Sky

Joined 12 Mar '02 Moves 15128 Originally posted by KFC Bognor
Infinity is not a number, it is a concept, but apparently anything multiplied by 0 is 0, so probably 0. nope-not zero

Felicific Forest

Joined 15 Dec '02 Moves 28668 ... RoyalChíííííííckééééééén ....... where ááááááááááre youuuu ... you're wááánteeed .........

Out of my mind

Joined 25 Oct '02 Moves 20443 Originally posted by genius
what is infinity times zero? Infinity times 0 isn't defined.

Anything times 0 is 0, yes, but not for infinity. You can treat infinity as a number with addition to a certain height, but not with multiplication.

Look at this (Name infnity I for now);

1/I = 0, so 1 = 0*I

2/I = 0, so 2 = 0*I

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and so on.

Felicific Forest

Joined 15 Dec '02 Moves 28668
Thank God, there are more math experts on this site besides The Noble Poultry ...

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Joined 31 Jul '02 Moves 1256 i am no expert in this but why does 1/I = 0?

Felicific Forest

Joined 15 Dec '02 Moves 28668 Originally posted by kyrontf
i am no expert in this but why does 1/I = 0?
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Joined 31 Jul '02 Moves 1256 oh wait, i figured it out, infinity being everything, anything devided by infinity = 0 ðŸ˜›

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Joined 31 Jul '02 Moves 1256 uhhh, i think so anyway..... right?ðŸ™„

Out of my mind

Joined 25 Oct '02 Moves 20443 Originally posted by kyrontf
uhhh, i think so anyway..... right?ðŸ™„ Ivanhoe, check the caln RUNning pawn, all mathematicians, and we all know eachother in real life ðŸ™‚

Let's say we have one chocolate bar to divide amongst infinitely many people. What everyone gets must be smaller then anything you can hold. Smaller then 1/100, even smaller then 1/100000000, and so on....the only number we can get with that property is 0. In other words, 1/I=0

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Joined 31 Jul '02 Moves 1256

Felicific Forest

Joined 15 Dec '02 Moves 28668 Lang leve The Illustrious RUNning Pawn Clan !
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I was wondering what that meant. Now I know ... great !
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Your Blackened Sky

Joined 12 Mar '02 Moves 15128 Originally posted by TheMaster37
Infinity times 0 isn't defined.
Anything times 0 is 0, yes, but not for infinity. You can treat infinity as a number with addition to a certain height, but not with multiplication.
Look at this (Name infnity I for now);
1/I = 0, so 1 = 0*I
2/I = 0, so 2 = 0*I
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and so on. nope-there is an answer, and a proof to go with it...!

Joined 26 Apr '03 Moves 26517 Originally posted by genius
nope-there is an answer, and a proof to go with it...! What about this!

0*I = lim(x -> 0) x * tan(x + pi()/2))

= -1