Hawaii politician thinks she can divide by 0

Ironically, she tells us to “do the math”.

Thanks to **Bradford Blue** for this submission!

Posted by mathfail
on September 14, 2012

Hawaii politician thinks she can divide by 0

Ironically, she tells us to “do the math”.

Thanks to **Bradford Blue** for this submission!

I thought division by zero was undefined. Can you really put an equals sign in there in that case?

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In this case, the line between 6 years and 0 bills means the inversed division. That is, in 6 years we have 0 bills, which is equal to having 0 bills in 6 years which is equal to 0 bills/year. Notation is a convention.

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