RE: AO-10 Keps

• Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] AO-10 Keps
• From: "George F. Byron, Jr." <gfb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 08:40:08 -0600

```True any number except 0 to the 0 power equals 1.
The reason why this is not true of 0 is no number cannot be divided by 0.

Brief explanation of exponent math:

X^3
-----  =  X^3-1  =  X^2
X^1

X^2
-----  =  X^2-2  =  X^0  = 1
X^2

Any number divided by itself equals one.
But, if  X = 0, then an illegal operation occurs - division by 0.

73

George

kd4hua@amsat.org

-----Original Message-----
From:	Roy Welch [SMTP:rdwelch@swbell.net]
Sent:	Sunday, November 15, 1998 10:12 PM
To:	jfitzgerald@alum.wpi.edu
Cc:	amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject:	Re: [amsat-bb] AO-10 Keps

My HP-41C produces 1.00 for zero to the zero power.  I was taught that
anything raised to the 0 power is one.

Joe Fitzgerald wrote:
>
> In case anyone cares, my trusty HP-15C throws an error, as does Excel 97
> on 0^0.
>
> -Joe KM1P
>
> Stacey Mills wrote:
> >
>
> <SNIP>
>  By the way, mine seem to
> > handle it fine.
> >  _________________
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73, Roy

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