# British Professor: How to Divide By Zero Riddle Solved, A New Number Introduced, "Nullity"

A way to divide by zero introduced. Solves the 1200 year old problem that neither Newton nor Pythagoras could solve, the problem of zero to the zero power. Video explaining concept featured.

Dr. James Anderson, of the University of Reading, claim to conquer the problem of dividing by zero.

Schoolchildren in the UK are the first to learn about the new number which he calls "nullity".

The new number sits outside the conventional number line, stretching from negative infinity, through zero, to positive infinity.

The BBC features video explaining "the problem of nothing" and the new number.