Well, to be fair in this case, infinity technically doesn't represent a number, but a concept, as infinity is neither a variable or constant.
What makes your question interesting is the reversal that takes place in defining that which exists and that which doesn't.
If 0 divided by any number is undefined (represented by its inverse, 0/1), and 0 is still nothing, then 0 has value while the other numbers do not. It's an interesting thought.
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06212014, 12:23 AM #13
if 0 is infinitesimal, you cannot divide something that is already infinitesimal into further smaller parts.
so 0/n = 0 ie infinitesimall
actually infinity symbol represents something infinitely large whereas 0 represents sonething infinitely small.
so one is macro cosmosinfinity whereas the other is micro cosmos infinity.
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0 is black hole.
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so is n/0 equal to oblivion or beyond?
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I think this would in some ways reinvent set theory foundationally. By saying that something divided by zero is nothing, we state that we know that zero is no longer as it currently exists in the natural numbers.
For division, the operation is defined after 0, and the property is such that division by zero is not allowed because result cannot be mapped to any other numbers. 0 would have to take on something aside from nothing to make its division countable. In doing so, it would violate 0 being represted by an empty set. It would have to be something to divide itself, while be nothing in its current state, which would come to a contradiction,
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06252014, 12:12 PM #18
First there is an ambiguity in that setup. If we considered 0 to be part of any number then we don't know whether it should be unsolvable or zero. However, I'll consider it to mean 0 divided by any number other than 0 is unsolvable.
Math is the study of patterns. One example that follows this pattern is "pull up logic" (for example NMOS logic) in a circuit, when the resistor doing the pulling up is open...if we take the operation encoded by "divide" to mean "transition to", "0" being a voltage signifying a logic low, "any other number" being a logic high, and "unsolvable" being an unresolved logic level.
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