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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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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 
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If (O * P) + 6 = 5 was intended, the answer would be P = 1/O.

March 12th, 2013, 09:03 AM  #5  
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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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