Google Calculator Mathematically Wrong?

Apr 20, 2005 • 2:30 pm | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

I am not a mathematician, so I will basically summarize the argument taking place in a thread at WebmasterWorld named Google caculator 1 / 0 = 0?!. Basically, the thread creator said he did a search in Google for 1 / 0 and received the Google Calculator result that read:

  1 / 0 = 0

The member said, "anything / 0 = undefined" and not = to 0. Others say that zero is close enough. I have no opinion.

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Comments:

Anonymous

04/21/2005 01:04 am

It's not all bad. (-1)! produces no results, ln(0) produces no results, and (-1)^.5 gives i. So, it's pretty fair!!!

CVDump Admin

04/21/2005 09:13 pm

1/0 = Infinity ... but when we have to answer in numeric values 0 is the best answer ... Why dont you discuss with some real mathematicians at http://www.cvdump.com

Ashton

04/27/2005 11:38 am

Why can people make better website then this

Hutsi Friend

09/08/2006 08:31 am

Another thing, isn't tan (90 degrees) = infinity? The answer the calculator gives is 1.63317787 × 10^16, which perhaps is a large enough number to = to tan 90?

Sebastian Ortiz Vásquez

12/21/2007 04:21 am

If you query google for 0^0 the answer is 0. I thinks is another wrong answer.

Ifeanyi Aneke

02/08/2008 06:48 pm

Well, 1/0 = infinity Its not close to 0 Its the largest number you can ever imagine. The largest number exiting Think of it this way, 1/1 = 1 1/0.1 = 10 1/.00001 = 100 000 So as you move towards 0, the result keeps increasing till you get to infinity - the largest number

Tracey Silagy

06/24/2008 05:36 pm

Google calculator calculates sine and cosine incorrectly. Haven't checked any other function.

No Name

08/28/2008 12:07 pm

who uses that anyway? i ned never did

Rupin

01/27/2010 11:02 am

For trignomentric calculations try the arguments in radians..For example 45 degress as pi/4.

James

01/28/2010 04:51 am

The google calculator is in radians for sine cosine and tangent, and to ifeanyl, infinity is not a number. It is a word that means never ending. It's not a really big number.

Joe

10/02/2011 11:00 pm

typed into google 10 mph * 10 mph =  responce (10 mph) * 10 mph = 19.9844762 m2 / s2 (the m = meters) there are 3600 seconds in 1 hour 10 mph / 3600 seconds = 0.0027 miles per second 0.0027 mp second * 0.0027 mp second = 0.00000729 square mps 19 meters alone is way too high , but squaring the 19 meters gets  you 361 meters per second if we square the 3600 seconds the way the responce says it becomes 12960000 seconds catch a grip programmers your causing me grief

BMW

07/31/2013 02:44 am

So what happens if you start with -1/1 instead of 1/1? 1/0 is traditionally left undefined.

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