Is 0 a number or not?

January 9, 2008 6:56am CST
Hi! I'm new to mylot! I hope I can make many new friends here!
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@fairyanny (363)
• China
10 Jan 08
Welcome!!I'm a new one too .It is happy to stay here.I think it depends on you whether it is zero or not .
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11 Jan 08
what do you mean?
• China
11 Jan 08
I mean if you use it just in a phone number I think it is absolutely the number zero,and if you use it in the word it should be a char.Do you get it??
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Zero is a number. Basic math 101. What is that little number in the middle. Well I'll be darned it's a Zero!!lol Shalom~Adoniah
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
10 Jan 08
lol thanks Big sis, you make everything so clear. I know what i wanted to say was what you said, but it got complicated all to fast and everything started to spin! lol. Math isn't my strong suit!
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10 Jan 08
Well said Adoniah! thanks for sharing Adoniah!
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9 Jan 08
Hello and welcome to mylot. I am sure you will enjoy your time here and will make lots of new friends. I think 0 has to be a number. As what would describe the difference between 1 and -1? Also thrity would just be three without a 0
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10 Jan 08
Thanks for your opinion princess1011! thanks and take care!
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
I would consider 0 a number in the sense then its the number 0, how else would you discrib when you had 0 apples, or 0 oranges.. You could say hey i have NO apples, but that's not very mathmatical. 0 oranges plus 5 oranges is 5 oranges.. you see ? Do you agree with me or no? why or whynot ?
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Hi little Sis, you sound a little confused again. Look below it may help.
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10 Jan 08
I agree with you Sissygirl! coz you explained it well! thanks and take care!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
10 Jan 08
Thanks :)
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Yes, zero is a number. Interesting that you had a question about it. So I decided to see if it was easily defined. You're in luck. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0_(number)
@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
10 Jan 08
0 is a number. After all it is on the number line. Imagine a world with out zero...computers would not work, after all binary language is 1s and 0s. I think that zero is very important and definately a number.
10 Jan 08
Thanks for the answer kdhartford. I really appreciate it!
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
14 Jan 08
if you use it as a number then i think it is a number but if you use it as a letter then obviously its not a number.it all depends on where you use it.