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# Does every real number have a multiplicative inverse?

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2012-11-22 15:52:21

You can invert almost any number by dividing 1 by that number. Zero is an exception since division by zero yields the equivalent of infinity, which is difficult to deal with by the usual rules of arithmetic. We cannot really know what the product of zero and infinity is. All other real numbers can be inverted.

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2012-11-22 15:52:21
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