# Non-zero Proposal

• Sep 6th 2010, 10:12 PM
mykgram2
Non-zero Proposal
I have written to scholarly professors and the Clay Mathematic Institute regarding this proposal, and all to no avail.

In reading a basic book that overviews a short list of significant mathematical theories, and one of them discusses the idea of some number other than zero being divided by zero. It clearly states that such a solution is 'undefined.' Furthermore it says if 7 / 0 = b than by cross-multiplication 0 x b = 7, and that there is no solution for that equation hence it is undefined.

I believe that there is a solution.

If 1 x 1 = 1, and 1 x 0 = 0, then I propose that 0 x 0 CANNOT = 0.

1 x 1 = 1 implies that the first number (1) is existing '1' time. 1 x 0 = 0 implies that the first number (1) is existing 'no' times, just like 1 x 5 = 5 implies that the number '1' is existing 5 times, or vice versa.

Therefore, 0 x 0 implies that '0,' or 'nothing,' is existing NO times, or '0' times. In order for zero NOT to exist, there must be SOMETHING! That is why I propose that 0 x 0 does not equal 0, but instead 0 x 0 = NON-zero (or any number other than zero).

Annnnnnnnd:

7 = nonzero so therefore 7 / 0 = 0, and through cross-multiplication, 0 x 0 = nonzero = 7.

Any other thoughts on this topic?

I cannot think of a better way to describe this concept, but I believe it to be true.
• Sep 6th 2010, 10:27 PM
TheCoffeeMachine
Did you really send this to the Clay Mathematics Institute? (Blush)
• Sep 6th 2010, 11:03 PM
mykgram2
Yeah, so what do you think?
• Sep 7th 2010, 12:24 AM
TheCoffeeMachine
Quote:

Originally Posted by mykgram2
Yeah, so what do you think?

Honestly? It felt more like reading the book of Genesis than mathematics.
• Sep 7th 2010, 01:15 AM
mykgram2
I though of an easier way to put this current discrepency; it's similar to the double-negative notion:

0 x 0 cannot = 0 because nothing not existing, or the absence of nothing, is something. 1 x 0 = 0 because something is existing no amount of times, or it is the absence of something, which is nothing. The absence of nothing is something so therefore 0 x 0 must equal anything other than 0, or non-zero if you will...