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It is possible to divide by zero

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/5/2012 Category: Science
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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surpy

Pro

1st round is acceptance.
Pro must say that it is possible to divide by zero.
Con must say that it is not possible to divide by zero.
Meli3792

Con

you can't divide by zero because it isn't really a number. you can't have "zero parts" when distributing or dividing something evenly
Debate Round No. 1
surpy

Pro

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, Trolls and Pedobears, I present to you, how to divide by zero, oh and don't worry the world is not going to end, I discovered it a couple of months ago. Enjoy.

Do you agree that a simple division problem can be cut into this:
12/4 = 3
= 4 + 4 + 4 = 12
= 4 * 3 = 12.

Now let us take this same principle with dividing by zero.
J = any number you want because you are special.
J/0 = 0
= 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0...
= 0*(infinity) = 0.

The reason it is 0 (times) infinity is because if you allow 0 to keep adding up by its self then it will never reach J so therefore it will be an infinite number. Anything times 0 is 0. Which proves anything divided by zero is zero. Thank you, vote Pro, and enjoy your day.
Meli3792

Con

Meli3792 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
surpy

Pro

Let it be known that it is possible to divide by zero and my opponent agrees with me. To bad, I wanted to see what people said about my theory. Vote Pro.
Meli3792

Con

Meli3792 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by dbiby 1 year ago
dbiby
c/0 doesn't equal 0 because that would mean that 0 times 0 equal c, which would mean 0 times 0 equal every number which makes it meaningless, hence why it's called undefined.
Posted by TUF 5 years ago
TUF
Historical accidents
On September 21, 1997, a divide by zero error on board the USS Yorktown (CG-48) Remote Data Base Manager brought down all the machines on the network, causing the ship's propulsion system to fail.[2][3].
Posted by PeacefulChaos 5 years ago
PeacefulChaos
http://www.mathfail.com...

Don't do it! It's not worth it, lol.
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Vote Placed by Multi_Pyrocytophage 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I really don't think you can divide by 0, but since Con forfeited the debate, Pro gets the points.
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Reasons for voting decision: Interesting case PRO
Vote Placed by THEBOMB 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Despite the fact this is so very wrong....FF....
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeits.