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### Zero to the power of zero

It is determined by definition that 00 ≝ 1, as you cannot calculate it's value.

##### Explanation

In the figure we start with 48 balls on the outer side, and this decreases each time with 8 balls to inner side. Herein we recognize the multiplication table of 8.

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According to this calculation the center would have 0 × 8 = 0 balls. That is not true. We have to end on 1, and therefore our formula must read

Number of balls per side = n × 8 + 0n

The correction term then results in

 Side Amount 6 6 × 8 + 0 = 48 5 5 × 8 + 0 = 40 4 4 × 8 + 0 = 32 3 3 × 8 + 0 = 24 2 2 × 8 + 0 = 16 1 1 × 8 + 0 = 8 0 0 × 8 + 1 = 1

There are good reasons to determine something by definition.