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### #1

Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:00 PM

### #2

Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:09 PM

What simple operation can you do to the number 0 to equal to the number 1... so that if you did the same operation as before and applied it to the number 2 you would still end up with the number 1?

### #3

Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:15 PM

### #4

Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:12 PM

it is undefined. 0^0 = 0/0 = undefined. However 0/0 does have a variety of values (negative infinity, 0, infinity, complex plane infinity of any angle, or any number on the complex plane if you reverse multiplication-by-0 rules)

anyway, all that side, raising something to the power of 0 means dividing it by itself... yes, that would be 1, for everything EXCEPT 0

### #5

Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:17 PM

0^0 is NOT 1

it is undefined. 0^0 = 0/0 = undefined. However 0/0 does have a variety of values (negative infinity, 0, infinity, complex plane infinity of any angle, or any number on the complex plane if you reverse multiplication-by-0 rules)

anyway, all that side, raising something to the power of 0 means dividing it by itself... yes, that would be 1, for everything EXCEPT 0

Google says you are wrong. Type Zero to the Zero Power, and its result is one.

But all kidding aside, it depends on who you speak to, some believe 0^0 = 1 and some don't. I am talking about scholars and mathematicians (sp?)

**Edited by PolishNorbi, 18 February 2008 - 11:19 PM.**

### #6

Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:55 PM

### #7

Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:00 AM

What simple operation can you do to the number

**10**to equal to the number 1... so that if you did the same operation as before and applied it to the number 2 you would still end up with the number 1?

### #8

Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:02 AM

0^0 = 0/0

that's a fact. You cant dispute that.

So it's whatever you think 0/0 is

it could be 1:

1*0 = 0

so 0/0 = 1

or it could be 5

5*0 = 0

so 0/0 = 5

lol. Many say that 0/0 is infinity. That's probably also true. It can also be 0.

But 0^0 is 0 to the first power divided by 0 to the first power... or 0/0

it could also be 0 squared divided by 0 squared... or 0/0

etc. You should read up on powers and exponents before arguing against that. I am correct when I say that 0^0 is 0/0. However, what is 0/0, that is the question

### #9

Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:17 AM

### #10

Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:19 AM

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