# Math Help - zero to the zeroth power??

1. ## zero to the zeroth power??

,.,good day,.,ammm,.,just wondering,.,.is zero to the zeroth power really indeterminate??or does it have a value,, like 1????
thnx,.,.

2. ## Re: zero to the zeroth power??

Originally Posted by aldrincabrera
,.,good day,.,ammm,.,just wondering,.,.is zero to the zeroth power really indeterminate??or does it have a value,, like 1????
thnx,.,.

$0^0$ is Indeterminate form - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3. ## Re: zero to the zeroth power??

Originally Posted by aldrincabrera
,.,good day,.,ammm,.,just wondering,.,.is zero to the zeroth power really indeterminate??or does it have a value,, like 1????
thnx,.,.
Don Knuth would like to define $0^0$ as equal to $1$, but while it might be convenient for him it is still wrong in general.

(leaving it as undefined means you have to consider the process that would lead to the appearance of $0^0$ and what particular value that would produce - if any)

CB