Is one over infinity zero?

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1. 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.

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2. jman19 Lifer

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no math people would mean no engineering people

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3. cKGunslinger Lifer

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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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6. dullard Elite Member

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

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7. fitzov Platinum Member

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

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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.

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9. 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?

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10. fitzov Platinum Member

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

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