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March 10th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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Dividing by zero

Who can help me solve this problem:

(0 * P) + 6 = 5
Make P the subject of the formular. Thank you.
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March 10th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Who can help me solve this problem:

(0 * P) + 6 = 5
Make P the subject of the formular. Thank you.
Can't be done.
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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"
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If (O * P) + 6 = 5 was intended, the answer would be P = -1/O.
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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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