A nice, simple

paradox, which manages to completely

confuse mathematical theory. Most people would agree with the following statements:

1. Anything divided by zero is

infinity. This is obvious when you start

dividing a

number by increasingly smaller

numbers. eg:

10/1=10

10/0.5=20

10/0.00000000001=1,000,000,000,000

etc.

2.

Zero multiplied by anything is

zero. Therefore, it follows that

zero divided by anything is zero, since

division by n is the same as

multiplication by 1/n. i.e. 0/2=0 X 1/2 = 0

So, here's the

paradox: What is

zero divided by

zero?