# Mathematics. Why we can not divide any number by 0?

After I started writing about math, I saw the paragraph that I shared below. It was discouraging but also it was utterly true.

Anyway…

# Okay, why we can not divide any number by 0?

Technically, dividing by zero is a division operation where the divisor or denominator is zero. We can express this division formally as as a/0 {a over zero} where a is the dividend (numerator). For mathematics, the expression a/0 has no meaning.

Proof…

The Distributive Property is an algebra property which is used to multiply a single term and two or more terms inside a set of parentheses.

We got the same answer, 55, with both approaches!

## Now we can proof that why anything times 0 equal to 0.

Apply this property to zero and something strange happens.

## Thus, no matter what you do, even if you use one billion or 32 to multiply by 0, you will get 0!

Now, it is time to prove that dividing by 0 is undefined.

We saw in the previous example that 7 x 0 = 0. Thus to undo the multiplication, we can claim that (7 X 0)/0 will get us back to 7. WHY?

`10/2 = 5   This means that 5 x 2 = 1027/9 = 3   This means that 3 x 9 = 277/1 = 7    This means that 7 x 1 = 75/0 = ?    This would mean that the answer x 0 = 5, but            anything times 0 is always zero. CONTRADICTION!`

# Now prove that 1=2 or 2+2=5.

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