As I said in the answer just above your question, you will benefit from reading the later post, Long Division with Zero, Revisited.

In your first example, the work looks like this (stopping after the tenths):

...____90.3_

16 ) 1446.0

.....144

.....---

.......06

.......00

.......--

........60

........48

........--

The zero is the quotient of dividing 06 by 16.

In your second example, we have this:

...___1256.6_

75 ) 94245.0

.....75

.....--

.....192

.....150

.....---

......424

......375

......---

.......495

.......450

.......---

........450

........450

........---

..........0

There was never a reason to put a zero in the quotient, because we never had a partial dividend (like the 06 in the first example) that was less than the divisor.

As I said in the newer post, “The reality is that ‘before a decimal’ makes no difference.” Like Gamer there, you appear to think that the decimal point is the reason for the zero; it is not. We write a zero when we do a division that results in a zero.

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1446/16 is 90.357 => when doing the long division we put zero after 9 to turn 6 into 60,

but

94245/75 is 1256.6 => and here when we wanted to turn 45 to 450 we just put the point.

Why is that?

Note: you might need to make long division of those two equations to understand my pov.

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]]>A power is not the same as a single multiplication; there is no magical “?” as in “2^0 = 2*?”.

The simplest definition of 2^n is that we start with 1 and multiply by 2, n times:

2^3 = 1*2*2*2 = 8 (3 2’s);

2^2 = 1*2*2 = 4 (2 2’s);

2^1 = 1*2 = 2 (1 2);

2^0 = 1 (no 2’s)

We don’t obtain 2^1 by starting with 2 and multiplying it by 1; we obtain it by starting with 1 and multiplying it by 2, once. Likewise, we don’t obtain 2^0 by starting with 2 and multiplying it by some special number; we obtain it by starting with 1 and not multiplying it at all.

]]>Exponents tell you how many times to multiply the base number by itself except in a couple of instances. n^0 and n^1. In neither of these cases is the base number multiplied by itself.

My question is about n^0=1. Please show your work. 2^2= 2*2=4, 3^4=3*3*3*3=81 etc. 2^1= 2*1= 2 and n^1=n*1=n which I don’t fully understand except that it is a definition (a right angle =90*, it’s not a left angle, both by definition.) But 2^0 = 2* ? = 1. It can’t be 2*0=0, is it 2* [null] =1 ? What value in the place of the ? which (magically) changes the positive integer base number of any value n to 1?

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