Quick math terminology question?

Yeah, I know. I'd lose all my money on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Greater. Just answer the question ;)

A reference would be appreciated.

Here's the Question:

What's the technical term for a real number divided by zero? i.e., 5/0

Thanks

Update:

Lol, And I wrote "Greater" instead of "Grader." I'm a little off today.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Dividing by zero is, indeed, "undefined", unless the real number in question is zero. 0/0 is "indeterminate".

  • 1 decade ago

    it's not a term; but the number is undefined. This is not the only kind of number that is undefined.

    Source(s): my brain
  • 1 decade ago

    impossible, illogical, irrational ....

    i don't know exactly... the mathematical terms in English are different from my language

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