There is zero doubt that a non-zero number raised to the zero power evaluates to one; however, there is greater than zero doubt about what zero raised to the zero power evaluates to.

0^0 = 1 (Google; Bing; Unix 'dc' command) 0^0 = indeterminate (WolframAlpha) 0^0 = 1 (scientific calculator at Math.com) 0^0 = err:domain (TI-83 calculator) 0^0 = 1 (STDC Library pow(b,p) function)In a nutshell, the value of

`depends on context.`

0^0

**Creator:** Gerald Thurman
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**Created:** 29 December 2009

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