Look, to **divide** by a number *means* to **multiply by the multiplicative inverse** of that number. Or, in other words, division by *x* is multiplication by a number *y* such that *xy* = 1.

Now, clearly, zero does not have a multiplicative inverse, i.e., there is no such number *y* for which 0*y* = 1. Therefore, division by zero is nonsensical by the very definition of what division is. You can try as you might, but there is no way to escape this fact.