# Math Help - Indeterminate Form Discussion - 1^(inf)

1. ## Indeterminate Form Discussion - 1^(inf)

In my AP Calculus class, we had a lengthy discussion regarding the indeterminate form . Other bases to infinity either turn out to be infinity itself or 0, depending on the base. To me, that doesn't make sense. Why are quantities, such as , are determinate, but is not? Just want to hear some opinions.

2. ## Re: Indeterminate Form Discussion - 1^(inf)

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3. ## Re: Indeterminate Form Discussion - 1^(inf)

1^Infinity is and indeterminate fore because infinity is not a real number. There are no rules for how exponentiation works on something that isn't a number. Plus x=1^infinity is like you are saying infinity*ln(1) which doesn't exist.