Is one over infinity zero?

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  1. txrandom

    txrandom Diamond Member

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    Yah, that's what Calculus 2 for Engineers taught me. May be different in the other Calculus 2s.
     
  2. jman19

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    no math people would mean no engineering people ;)
     
  3. cKGunslinger

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    How the fvck do you divide by thread?
     
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    Oh gosh... someone get the stitches... my side just split open.

    dividebysarcasm
     
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    Have a :cookie: You'll feel better in no time.
     
  6. dullard

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    The answer is yes. For all practical purposes, it is equal to zero.
     
  7. fitzov

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    One over infinity doesn't make any sense, mathematically.
     
  8. sao123

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    One over infinity only makes sense if
    by one you actually meant Seven, and didnt finish the top correctly. 1 -> 7
    and by over, you mean "on top of"
    and by infinity, you mean "me", then in this context your statement might make sense.
     
  9. mercanucaribe

    mercanucaribe Banned

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    .9999999repeating + 1/infinity = 1 right?

    If you say that .99999repeating is 1, then how can you say that 1/infinity approaches 0 instead of saying that it IS 0?
     
  10. fitzov

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    I think someone else answered that question in discussing limits--so I'll not repeat it.
     
  11. mordantmonkey

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