# How do you find the quotient -16/0?

May 16, 2018

When you write $\frac{a}{b}$ you are looking for a third number $c$ such that c·b=a. Is the case $\frac{12}{3} = 4$ because 4·3=12
$- \frac{16}{0}$ there is no number $c$ such that c·0=-16 because $0$ multiplied by whichever number is allways 0
Other approach is thinking in numbers getting smaller in denominator, imagine $\frac{4}{0.0000000000001}$ the result is bigger and bigger. but it is resolved using a process called "pass to limit" This is the reason because other responses say $\infty$. But the truth is NO SOLUTION