# Question #fc10d

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I think this argument is up for debate, however personally believe it is actually

#### Explanation:

Clearly the two rules you have proposed contradict, however I would argue that no items shared among no people leaves nothing for anyone.

Undefined/indeterminate

#### Explanation:

How to classify

First, as this question is in prealgebra, let's look at it without any reference to higher level mathematics. In this context, we should treat it as undefined.

When we perform the operation *multiplicative inverse* of

As there is no value which can be multiplied by

As the question also mentions division by

In calculus, we consider what happens when values get very large or very close to specific values. Rather than dividing by

#1/1 = 1# #1/(1/2) = 2# #1/(1/10) = 10# #1/(1/10000) = 10000#

#...#

Notice that as the dividend gets closer to

It gets trickier when we have

#0/1 = 0# #0/(1/2) = 0# #0/(1/10) = 0#

#...#

It seems if we just plug in *very close* to certain numbers. Consider another pattern:

#1/1 = 1# #(1/2)/(1/2) = 1# #(1/10)/(1/10) = 1#

#...#

Both the divisor and dividend are getting close to *indeterminate form*.

In general, different branches of math and physics treat

The short answer is that things written with a "denominator" of

#### Explanation:

Any attempt to define

What this means is that, if you attempt to define

You cannot say "Leave everything else the same, but make

Leaving everything else thet same will lead to a collapse of the number system.

**Case 1**

If

then

But

So

As another problem, what is

On the one hand, it shoulod be

Dividing by

**Case 2**

If

then

Get a common denominator using

# = (0(1)+0(1))/(0(1)) = (0+0)/0 = 0/0 = 0#

The conclusion that