Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers - 9.3 Exercises - Page 647: 47


When a signed number is divided by $0$, the result is undefined because there is no number than when multiplied to $0$ gives the signed number itself.

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RECALL: $8 \div 2 = 4$ because $4 \times 2 = 8$ When a signed number such as $8$ is divided by zero, the result is undefined. This is because there is NO real number $a$ such that $8 \div 0 = a \longrightarrow a \times 0 = 8$
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