Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Dividing Whole Numbers - Practice - Page 55: 4



Work Step by Step

In the fraction $\frac{36}{0}$, $36$ is the dividend and $0$ is the divisor. From this section we know that when 0 is the divisor of a division problem, the answer is undefined. For a real world example of this problem, if there are 36 hats given to 0 people, we cannot say how many hats there are per person. This the answer is undefined.
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