In math, 1 divided by 0 is 0
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Started:  12/5/2014  Category:  Miscellaneous  
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I have recently gotten into debating. It is pretty obvious that any number divided by zero is zero. So, I guess this is in place to boost my selfesteem. Guidelines 1) All common guidelines must be followed; No plagiarism, debate must be taken seriously, etc. 2) No semantics. If you are unsure about a word, do not accept the debate and make your own definition. Ask. 3) Sources must be proven reliable. 4) BoP is on both pro and con My opponent should remember that if he accepts, then later on fails to follow the definition and/or a guideline/guidelines and says that he was not aware of it, I will use his acceptance against him; If he accepts, he must agree with all. C1) The way division works shows that any number divided by zero is zero How does division work? What are you doing to the numbers whenever you divide a number by another? You are trying to find how many chunks of whatever there are in something. 6/3 The first number, which would be 6 in this case, is the number that you will be trying to find chunks of the second number, which would be 3 in this case, of. So, in this case, you are trying to find how many chunks of 3 there are in 6, which there are 2. 10/2 The first number, which would be 10 in this case, is the number that you will be trying to find chunks of the second number, which would be 2 in this case, of. So, in this case, you are trying to find how many chunks of 2 there are in 10, which there are 5. Now, let us get into the zeros. 11/0 The first number, which would be 11 in this case, is the number that you will be trying to find chunks of the second number, which would be 0 in this case, of. So, in this case, you are trying to find how many chunks of 0 there are in 11, which there are none. Now, apply that to other numbers. 87/0 132/0 8677/0 131/0 You will notice that it does not matter; Whatever the first number is, there will never be chunks of 0 in a number. I now hand the floor to Pro. Just so he knows, he may argue in the first round.
an imaginary man can never drink a real soda 0 can never be divided by 1, and 1 can never be divided by 0 so actually 3 divided by 0 is 3 can not be explained by an equation, as it cant happen, therefore no equal is going on and you have what you tried to divide with 0 0 is false and truth 1 is true you can never show me 0 bananas 

Rebuttals C1) Math can not be explained by an equation, but by life examples "so actually 3 divided by 0 is 3 can not be explained by an equation, as it cant happen, therefore no equal is going on and you have what you tried to divide with 0" Basically, the point here is: 6/3 You may have numbers, but if they are only numbers, you make nothing out of it; if they are only numbers, not amounts of something, such as soda, you do not make anything out of it but another number in your head. This is true only if you were talking about life situations. However, here, we are only talking math. And if you were not talking about life situations, math does not have to be realistic, only logical. So, taking that in mind, you will have no chunks of zero in ANY number, so any number divided by zero must be zero. C2) No one can show someone zero of something, such as zero bananas "you can never show me 0 bananas" This contension is related to the other; they both assume the debate to be realistic. Again, here, we are only talking math. And if you were not talking about life situations, math does not have to be realistic, only logical. So, again, taking that into mind, you will have no chunks of zero in ANY number, so any number divided by zero must be zero. I return the floor to my opponent. I believe he accepted this debate because of the misconception. I do not think he can refute the logic of math.
to simplify, 1+0=1 is also a false equation, its just 1, or to show it cant be done this is the explanation 1+0(1) 1+0 cant equal anything 3 sodas shared by 0 people, is 3 sodas, as nothing happened, its like saying don't divide these 3 sodas 0 and 1 are defined by nothing and everything, and everything I something you can not divide any number with 0, as you cant divide with 0 an equation is either true or false, there is no in between, math is absolute 

I have but one thing to say. My opponent either ignored my main point or misunderstood it. After I have made my point, he is still talking about life situations, and I am not talking about life situations, only math. And if you are not talking about life situations, math does not have to be realistic, but logical. I will repeat that in division, you are finding how many chunks of a number there are in a number. So, logically, there are no chunks of zero in any number, even infinity. This may also have been his response: "an equation is either true or false, there is no in between, math is absolute" I did not say math is not absolute. I said that there are two interpretations of math; the realistic and the logical math. Both interpretations are logical. However, one is realistic, one is not. In the realistic interpretation, a number divided by zero would not be zero; You are dividing something by nothing, thus it stays in however many pieces it had in the beginning. However, in the logical, and only logical, interpretation, a number divided by zero would be zero; There are no chunks of 0 in any number. We are taking the logical interpretation in this debate. I return the floor to my opponent. Hopefully he will understand in this round.
an equation is either true or false cause+effect=logic logic is absolute something can not be divided by nothing, an imaginary man cant drink a real soda 

My opponent continues to misunderstand. I am saying that a number divided by zero depends on the interpretation you take. In the realistic interpretation, a number divided by zero would not be zero; You are dividing something by nothing, thus it stays in however many pieces it had in the beginning. However, in the logical, and only logical, interpretation, a number divided by zero would be zero; There are no chunks of 0 in any number. We are taking the logical interpretation in this debate. My opponent seems to think that I believe that his logic is not logical. It is. However, I have pointed out numerous times that the side you choose on this debate depends on the interpretation you take. We are taking the logical interpretation. However, my opponent continues to take the realistic interpretation. I return the floor to my opponent.
there can be no plus without cause plus and minus is cause and effect, and equal is logic you cant put another pencil in your hand without a cause, so you cant add 1 without logic, therefore math is logic you can never divide something by nothing 

Maat forfeited this round.
you win because I do not believe in god 
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Vote Placed by gomergcc 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Best argument anyone have given vi_spex on this subject. Kudos :) As per usual Cons argument dose not make sense and does not use the normal rules of grammar.
no 0 is 1, as existence exists
god is not true, is imagined as, god is true
haven't=didn't=can't=0
none=0
no=0
There you go by you own admission I have show 0 bananas
Vi_spex please look at all the pictures count how many bananas you see and tell me how many bananas there are.