Ian Goddard (Ian@goddard.net)
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 03:03:36 -0500


     n/0 where n is nonzero is undefined, 
     but is arguably equal to "infinity."

     0/n where n is nonzero is defined
     and is always equal to zero.

     0/0 is indeterminate and can be 
     shown to be equal to any number,
     hence we'd also say it's undefined. 

     This graphical display "explains" 0/0 :

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(+) Something can come from nothing, if, and only if, (-) (-) that something is equal to nothing ((-)+(+) = 0). (+)

"[I]n any closed universe the negative gravitational energy cancels the energy of matter exactly. The total energy, or equivalently the total mass, is precisely equal to zero."