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 March 10th, 2013, 10:36 AM #1 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Dividing by zero Who can help me solve this problem: (0 * P) + 6 = 5 Make P the subject of the formular. Thank you.
March 10th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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 Originally Posted by Chikis Who can help me solve this problem: (0 * P) + 6 = 5 Make P the subject of the formular. Thank you.
Can't be done.

 March 10th, 2013, 08:14 PM #3 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1039 Re: Dividing by zero 0 / m = 0 : all the members of "m" get nothing! a / 0 = undefined : there is nobody to whom to give "a"
 March 11th, 2013, 10:31 PM #4 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 21,026 Thanks: 2257 If (O * P) + 6 = 5 was intended, the answer would be P = -1/O.
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 Originally Posted by skipjack If (O * P) + 6 = 5 was intended, the answer would be P = -1/O.
And if O is not 0. But this thread was titled "Dividing by 0".

chikis, 0*P= 0 for any number P so (0*P)+ 6= 5 reduces to 6= 5 which is simply not true. There is NOT value of P that makes this equation true.

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