Talk:Zero divided by zero

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OK - this can be worked on here, but should eventually go to strengthen indeterminate form, in my opinion. Charles Matthews 11:01, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I agree. Barnaby dawson 11:10, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I second that, or make it part of division by zero.CSTAR 15:25, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I disagree. I came to this page from a link on a discussion board concerning the particular case of zero divided by zero, and was disappointed to find that the article has effectively been removed and combined with the Indeterminate Case article, and in the process losing much of its content. Simply redirecting people to Indeterminate Case, while it might make sense to people with a background in the topic, doesn't do very much to a person who comes here looking for a discussion of "What's zero divided by zero?" -- a topic asked often enough to warrant its own page. I think this page should at least have some content, with a link to the more general page on Indeterminate Case. Removing it completely was a step backwards. Kadin2048 18:31, 20 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm working on some material for history of mathematics (A page that needs substantial work) from material on this page. The currently edited page is here. Feel free to contribute. Once ready I will move it across but I don't have time this morning. I'm off to take my girlfriend around hampton court :) Barnaby dawson 10:18, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)


I've redirected zero divided by zero to division by zero, as the topic of 0/0 is handled more carefully and more concisely there, and in any event it is natural to consider nonzero/0 and 0/0 together. Wile E. Heresiarch 15:23, 23 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I'm not at all sure it's so natural to do that. After all 0/0 is an indeterminate form, and 5/0 is not an indeterminate form. Michael Hardy 22:17, 23 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I agree it should redirect to indeterminate form and will change it so it does. There is some material in division by 0 which could be added to indeterminate form. This is the explanation of why 0/0 can't be given a value. However we would need to rewrite it to apply more generally to other indeterminate forms. Barnaby dawson 08:06, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)