At Sun, 14 Feb 1999 01:47:41 -0500, you wrote:
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>At 12:27 AM 2/14/99 -0500, Michael Lorrey wrote:
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>>> >.. There is no answer.
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>>> IAN: Or, in other words, the answer is zero.
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>>No, zero is an answer. No answer means that it is indeterminate.
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> IAN: "No x" means "zero x."
> If there's zero x, then x = 0.
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> Thus, "no answer" means "zero answer."
> If there's zero answer, then answer = 0.
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> "Indeterminate" is different than "zero."
> The statement I commented on gives a fixed,
> not an indeterminate, answer. However, like
> infinity, zero seems to have an affinity for
> indeterminancies, such as 0/0 or n/0, or 0^0.
The answer is that there is no answer. There are zero (number of) answers.
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