Why does x^0 equal 1?

Since basic school we know, that [math]x^0=1[/math], but only recently when our kids began to study mathematics we asked ourselves “why?”.

I came up with this explanation:

[math]x^0=x^{n-n}=x^n \times x^{-n}=\frac {x^n} {x^n}=1[/math]

Also a good test for the Easy LaTeX WordPress plug-in.

And here’s jsxgraph plug-in test:

 
board = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jsxgbox', {originX: 250, originY: 250, unitX: 50, unitY: 50});

(Obviously does not work. Yet)

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