A Discussion: Zero to the Power of Zero - 0^0
What's the value of 0^0? It turns out that there's a bit of controversy. A short YouTube video describes different interpretations of the value of the expression. It shows the case for 0^0 being undefined and the case for 0^0 being equal to 1.
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- Have the class conduct a debate on the value of 0^0
- Learners should be familiar with the binomial theorem and the properties of exponents
- Note that the video mentions indeterminate forms and L'Hopital's rule
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