The limits of computing.

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  1. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    I wear glasses which can see small details like that

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  3. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    The lower 3 zeros do not exist

    I don't mean in the sense they are zero

    You cannot have a naked +0 or -0

    They must be mated with another number for the operator

    (the + or the -)

    to come into effect

    Hence the first = sign is incorrect

    negating the second =

    causing the 3rd 0 to be non existent also

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  5. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    n+0=n
    n-0=n
    n*0=n

    therefore n/0=n

    Zero is ignored because there is NOTHING THERE...it does not exist.

    -0|0|+0

    In 1+0 and 1-0 the signs are both operators AND signs...
     
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  7. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    But I can have a naked +1 or -1?

    +1 and -1 are integers. 0 is an integer.

    Are you saying I can write: 1 - 1 = 0, but I can't write 1 + (-1) = 0?
     
  8. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Husband comes home and calls out to wife

    Hunny I bought a plus one

    Wife calls out

    A plus one what?
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    Husband comes home and calls out to wife

    Hunny I bought a plus zero

    She takes him to the doctor
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    Later that evening he says

    Hunny I returned it to the shop we are now minus one

    Minus one what?
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    Hunny I returned zero to the shop we are now minus zero

    She took him back to the doctor
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    Hunny I bought a plus one but took the plus one back

    That's nice dear
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    Hunny I bought a plus zero but took the plus zero back

    She took him to the hospital and left him there overnight
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    Moral

    Don't treat nothing as if it has existence

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  9. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    Yes zero does not exist. And it is blasphemy to attempt to name or quantify such a thing!
     
  10. RADII Registered Member

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    Um, what? Division by zero generally causes an exception fault: for example, fixed-point [0x09] or floating point divide [0x0f] exceptions. This is generally a hardware fault, in my experience. What am I missing here?
     
  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    That certainly shouldn't happen. Software should never let hardware just blow up.
     

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