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Activity Discussion Math Why any number is not divisible by zero? Reply To: Why any number is not divisible by zero?

  • Shamida

    June 22, 2023 at 5:02 pm
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    Dividing any number by zero is not possible because it leads to a problem in mathematics. Any number is not divisible by zero because division is defined as the process of distributing or partitioning a quantity into equal parts. However, dividing any non-zero number by zero leads to an undefined result. Let’s try to understand why any number is not divisible by zero using a simple example:

    Let’s say we have 10 cookies and we want to share them equally among 0 friends. We cannot divide the cookies among zero friends because there are no friends to share them with. So, we cannot determine how many cookies each friend would get because there are no friends.

    Similarly, in mathematics, when we divide a number by zero, we are trying to distribute or share that number among zero parts, which doesn’t make sense. It’s like trying to divide something among nothing. Since there is no specific answer to this situation, we say that any number divided by zero is undefined.

    If we were to allow division by zero, it would lead to contradictions and inconsistencies. It would violate fundamental principles and properties of arithmetic, such as the distributive property and the existence of multiplicative inverses.

    So, to avoid confusion and ensure that mathematical operations are meaningful and consistent, we say that any number is not divisible by zero.
    Hope you understand.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by  Shamida Shami.
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