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---- Google caculator 1 / 0 = 0?!

bird - 2:18 pm on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

> Well, 0 is as good an approximation to infinity as any other number... wink

No it is not: 0, 1 or even googol are all much much smaller than (positive) infinity.

Since all those number are an infinite distance away from infinity, each of them is equally suited as an approximation. That doesn't mean they're good approximations, just that there are no better ones... ;)

It isn't the correct answer. If 1/0 = infinity then what is 2/0. Twice infinity?

Yes. Just that infinity multiplied by any non-zero number is again infinity.

Also if this is the case then you are saying that infinity x 0 = 1?

No. Any number (including infinity) multiplied by zero results in zero:
infinity * 0 = 0

You need to look at zero and infinity as opposed concepts, and it will eventually start to make sense. At both ends of the scale there are a few special cases to deal with.