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0 = 2/2 what's the answer?? there is apparently a correct answer and it's not defined,...

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tandazola | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM via web

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0 = 2/2 what's the answer?? there is apparently a correct answer and it's not defined, etc.

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lfryerda | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM (Answer #1)

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The left side of the equation is zero.

The right side of the equation is 2/2, which is one.  This is one because we are asking how many times two goes into two, which is exactly once.  Since one is not equal to zero, we see that the equation is not properly defined and so is not a correct mathematical statement.

The equation is not a correct mathematical statement and so is not defined.

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juniorsilvamath | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted September 5, 2012 at 9:47 PM (Answer #2)

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Hello,
you'd better post the full question with details.
The truth of this statement is that 0 = 2/2, which is quite a misnomer.
We know 2/2 = 1.

The correct signal to your problem would be ≠ or <, that is, not an equality and an inequality yes.

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