Zero/Zero questions and perhaps faulty logic

So I only have an Algebra II level understanding of math seeing as I am still in high school and am still missing some fundamentals seeing as I didn't pay attention in math until this year. However when recalling something my algebra teacher had taught me during the year I came up with some questions regarding the logic recently.

So during the school year, I was taught that $\frac{2}{2}=1,\frac{a}{a}=1,\frac{xy}{xy}=1$ and so forth but $\frac{0}{0}=\text{Undefined}$... and while researching this topic I found that the algebraic way to write all these fractions is as such $2(x)=2,a(x)=a,$ and upon researching this further I found that the reason that $\frac{0}{0}$ is undefined is that for any value of $x$ the equation holds true. However, seeing as in the fraction $\frac{a}{a}$ $a$ is a variable and variables can represent any given quantity I was wondering in the case that $a=0$ would $\frac{a}{a}$ still $=1$ and if not why along with the fact that lets say $a=0$ and you didn't know it why is it safe to assume that $a$ would never equal zero? Also if it happens to be the case where when $a=0,\frac{a}{a}=1$ (which I doubt it is) shouldn't this mean that $\frac{0}{0}=1$ then?

So I only have an Algebra II level understanding of math seeing as I am still in high school and am still missing some fundamentals seeing as I didn't pay attention in math until this year. However when recalling something my algebra teacher had taught me during the year I came up with some questions regarding the logic recently.

So during the school year, I was taught that $\frac{2}{2}=1,\frac{a}{a}=1,\frac{xy}{xy}=1$ and so forth but $\frac{0}{0}=\text{Undefined}$... and while researching this topic I found that the algebraic way to write all these fractions is as such $2(x)=2,a(x)=a,$ and upon researching this further I found that the reason that $\frac{0}{0}$ is undefined is that for any value of $x$ the equation holds true. However, seeing as in the fraction $\frac{a}{a}$ $a$ is a variable and variables can represent any given quantity I was wondering in the case that $a=0$ would $\frac{a}{a}$ still $=1$ and if not why along with the fact that lets say $a=0$ and you didn't know it why is it safe to assume that $a$ would never equal zero? Also if it happens to be the case where when $a=0,\frac{a}{a}=1$ (which I doubt it is) shouldn't this mean that $\frac{0}{0}=1$ then?