Dividing By Zero: Definition & Concept


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Solve the following algebraic equation:

(x + 3) / 0 = _____.

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1. What is one reason that a number cannot be divided by zero?


Which step in the following process is incorrect?

i. 2 / 0 = W

ii. 2 x 0 = W

iii. W is undefined.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you to solve math equations that involve dividing by zero. You'll also need to know facts about dividing by zero and the number zero itself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • Solving division problems involving zero
  • Why numbers can't be divided by zero
  • The division process
  • The properties of the number zero

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding zero
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about why you can't divide by zero in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve divide-by-zero practice problems

Additional Learning

Continue your math practice with the associated lesson, Dividing By Zero: Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Ways to divide by zero
  • Methods to get an undefined zero
  • Using algebra to divide by zero
  • Definition of a natural number
  • Identifying integers