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mtassin (2/28/2011) I got this right but... SELECT 0%0 gives Msg 8134, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Divide by zero error encountered.
So it seems you can use it to divide 0 by 0 and get an error.
Seriously?




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mtassin (2/28/2011) I got this right but...
SELECT 0%0
gives
Msg 8134, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Divide by zero error encountered.
So it seems you can use it to divide 0 by 0 and get an error.This makes sense, since a modulus can be defined as a product of division, you have to be able to do the division. Some systems, though, define x mod 0 as x (i.e, the difference between x and the nearest multiple of 0 [which is 0 (because 0 is the only multiple of 0.)])
Yeah, I just included the "To divide by zero and get an error" as a joke. If you look at the symbol and take it at face value, that's what the symbol looks like.
p.s. To be more clear, it looks like a small zero divided by zero: 0/0.
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I feel so silly for selecting the wrong answer  which was so obviously wrong..I am humbled. Thank goodness it's Monday so I can blame something




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mtillman921105 (2/28/2011) Yeah, I just included the "To divide by zero and get an error" as a joke. If you look at the symbol and take it at face value, that's what the symbol looks like.
p.s. To be more clear, it looks like a small zero divided by zero: 0/0.
Gotta be careful with jokes... as I said, I got this one right.
But somebody else could have said "Hey if I modulus 0 by 0 I get a divide by zero error!" and selected the last option, not realizing you were referring to what the % sign looks like. :)
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mtassin (2/28/2011) [quote] But somebody else could have said "Hey if I modulus 0 by 0 I get a divide by zero error!" and selected the last option, not realizing you were referring to what the % sign looks like.
Which would mean nothing unless they could find documentation supporting the obvious wrong answer. It was a multiple choice question with one right answer. Test taking 101 tells us to select the answer that is MOST correct. That was answer 3.
I like it when there are joke answers that are funny IF you understand the questions, or what you are reading. It has been proven that these questions improve learning.




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SanDroid (2/28/2011) So happy that over 80 percent of us know math.
Can you imagine how hard it would be a SQL developer or DBA if you didn't learn higher level math?
What's maths got to do with it? The use of % for modulo is a computing term. The mathemetical equivalent would be 'mod', though it's meaning is similar rather than identical.
eg 8 % 6 = 2 means roughly the same as 8 = 2 (mod 6) or more accurately 8 ≡ 2 (mod 6)
(note it's 25 years since I graduated so I'm probably about to be humilated when someone points out that I'm talking nonsense )




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Ambiguity in the question..!
Answer should be both..
(1) divide by zero/ (2) remainder.
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OK, the next time I submit a question, I'll be sure that the fluke answer, if there is one included, can in no way be misconstrued as a possible right answer.
I think some of you are used to trick questions, so you're looking for a sneaky answer.
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