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Re: 0**0

by busunsl (Vicar)
on Jan 17, 2003 at 07:20 UTC ( #227621=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to 0**0

0**0 in maths is not defined, but it would be nice if it was 1.
I think Perl contributes to this.

Google gives some interesting links:

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.0.to.0.power.html
http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/ffiles/10005.3-5.shtml


Comment on Re: 0**0
Re^2: 0**0
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 18, 2003 at 17:00 UTC
    Every math teacher and such I've run across in the past 7 or 8 years at least has told me that 0^0 was eventually defined as equal to 1.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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