### Zero to the Zero Power

By mathematical law, any non-zero number raised to the zero power is one; however, there is no fixed law that defines the value of zero raised to the zero power.

BASH (Bourne-Again SHell):
\$ echo \$((0**0))

dc (desk-calculator) command:
\$ dc
0
0
^p
1
q

python interpreter:
\$ python
>>> print 0**0
1
ctrl-d

TI-86 calculator:
0^0
ERROR 04 DOMAIN

Ubuntu Linux scientific calculator:
0^0
Error

Google.com calculator says... 0^0 = 1

MathIsFun.com says... since x^0 = 1, then 0^0 = 1; but... since 0^n = 0, then 0^0 = 0; but... when in doubt 0^0 = "indeterminate."

M-W.com (Merriam-Webster Online) says indeterminate means "not definitely or precisely determined or fixed." Another definition provided by M-W.com was "being one of the seven undefined mathematical expressions 0/0, ∞/∞, ∞·0, 1, 00, ∞0, ∞ - ∞"

What power... When 00 equals 1, just like zero factorial (0!), nothing becomes something.

##### Update::2014.04.26

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 07 May 2007