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### #1 jremoletesilerio

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:00 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?
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### #2 PolishNorbi

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:09 PM

Spoiler for Spoiler

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?

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### #3 jremoletesilerio

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:15 PM

Good Job!
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### #4 unreality

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:12 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
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### #5 PolishNorbi

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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.

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### #6 jremoletesilerio

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:55 PM

When you take any number and raise it to the zero power, the answer is one. When you take zero and raise it to any power the answer is zero. So... it is possible for zero to the zero power have a variety of values. It would depend on who you ask. Does anyone have anything else to have on this argument?
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### #7 jremoletesilerio

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:00 AM

...I guess I should have changed the original question. Here is the revised question.

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?
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### #8 unreality

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:02 AM

Yes I do.

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
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### #9 Jkyle1980

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:17 AM

I think 0/0 = women. Love them, hate them, never understand them.
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### #10 jremoletesilerio

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:19 AM

WHAT???
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