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1/0 = 1(±∞)

https://twitter.com/westurner/status/960508624849244160

> How many times does zero go into any number? Infinity. [...]

> How many times does zero go into zero? infinity^2?




Zero goes into zero x times, for any real x. Infinity isn't real, therefore neither is infinity^2 so no.


Extrapolate.

What value does 1/x approach?

What about 2/x?

And then, what about ∞/x? What value would we expect that to approach? ∞(±∞)


It doesn't approach anything, it's unbounded.




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