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Google Math Bug?

Cow [PersonRank 2]

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
16 years ago

Just playing around with Google Calc and noticed this.

1 / 0 = 0

Shouldn't the answer be infinite?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

My calculator used to tell me the result was "ERROR" :)

michaels [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

answer should really be error or NaN.

Tori channell [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I do not like how the real big numbers.
I think for 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 years old its hard to odd

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

im not getting anything for that query, maybe they took it down ;)

Ilya Baklanov [PersonRank 2]

15 years ago #

I tired this as well and it didn't work. I've did some more testing:

"2-(2/3)+1" – works

"2-(2/0)+1" – doesn't.

So, Google tries to calculate and if it receives an error, then it just shows search results :)

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