0 to 0 power?

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0 to 0 power?

Postby FuRy » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:59 am

In one of the problems i was solving, i came across 00. What do i do with this since anything to 0 power is 1 but 0 to any power is 0...

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Postby stapel_eliz » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:42 pm

FuRy wrote:In one of the problems i was solving, i came across 00. What do i do with this...?

That will vary with the context and the rules you've been given. It is my understanding that, in some contexts, the value is "defined" (declared) to be 1. Most, though, say that the value is "indeterminate" (unclear) or "undefined" (can't be given rules that make sense).

For one archived discussion of the topic, try here. :wink:


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