posted by Sadie on .
I need help with this problem.
Perform the indicated operation.
Just do what I did on the last equation. First the answer to the top and the bottom then divide it.
The top is 1 and the bottom should be (4)(4) - 16 which is 0. So, is the answer 1?
Well if the bottom is (4)(4)-16
then its undefined.
1/0 is undefined.
Anything with a 0 on the bottom is considered undefined and you can't solve it.
Thank you so much!
whenever there is a 0 on the bottom that means the solution is undefined
however, if the 0 is on top, then the solution is 0 =]