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Mathematics Journal: Division of Zero by Itself - Division of Zero by Itself Has Unique Solution
Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal
Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2018, Pages: 20-36
Received: Apr. 17, 2018; Accepted: May 14, 2018; Published: Aug. 8, 2018
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Wangui Patrick Mwangi, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
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Abstract
The division by zero has been a challenge over years, which is in two forms: one involves a non-zero numerator while the other involves a zero numerator. This work deals with the second form of division, with the aim of finding a solution to the equation obtained when the expression is equated to, say x, where x is not a quantity but the ‘number of times of one whole’. In this work, zero divided by itself has been exhausted using different approaches and methods to come to a conclusion; that this division has a unique solution, 1. Some of the methods employed include geometric series, logarithm, indices, reciprocals, factorials, self-operations, Euler’s number, binomial expansions, graphical method among others. The conclusion has been made that zero divided by zero is 1. The reverse of division by multiplication is not applicable because zero has been associated with two ‘abnormal’ properties or behaviour that’s not with other numbers.
Keywords
Times of One Whole, Self-Operations, Shifting Method
Wangui Patrick Mwangi, Mathematics Journal: Division of Zero by Itself - Division of Zero by Itself Has Unique Solution, Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal. Vol. 7, No. 3, 2018, pp. 20-36. doi: 10.11648/j.pamj.20180703.11
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