At 04:24 PM 2/18/99 -0500, Dan Fabulich wrote:
>Ian Goddard wrote:
>> IF a/b = c, then a/c = b.
>
>You just failed your abstract algebra test.
>
>If a/b = c then a/c = b, if and only if a, b, and c are not equal to zero.
IAN: Cute trick Dan, what you say is the sum of what I just said, I showed WHY the stipulation you note is needed. I can see your spoiling to get me back for your counters based on your assuming that 0 is not more the -1. Do you still believe that 0 is not more than -1?
>That last part is key.
>
>> Since 0/6 = 0, 0/0 = 6.
>> Since 0/2 = 0, 0/0 = 2.
>> Ergo: 6 = 2... bOiNg!!!
>>
>> We arrive at an answer via legal means
>> but find that the answers are errors.
>> Yes, 0/n where n is nonzero is legal,
>> and always equals 0. As we can see,
>> /0 is chronically indeterminate.
>
>By what law? Your own home grown laws?
IAN: Well, I just covered WHY those
legal means fail in the case of /0,
which is why the stiputlation you
cite is invaribly added. Your
counter is circular.