Is zero a number ??

@jidesh (283)
Canada
April 5, 2008 7:26pm CST
Some say zero is a number and others say it isn't. Is zero really nothing or does it have a value of its own? If it has a value then that would make it a number or something instead of nothing. what say ...
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@goergineo (1498)
• Jordan
16 May 08
Zero is not a number and it will never be. If you multiply a number with zero, it will give you zero what ever the number is. that means it is just used to separate between negatives and positives.
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@urbandekay (18308)
28 Jun 08
No, zero is clearly the absence of numerical quality. all the best urban
@urbandekay (18308)
29 Jun 08
To understand this better it is necessary to ask what a number is. Of course numbers are useful but are they real or do the correspond with anything real. The answer to this is that numbers are an abstraction of relations that exist in the real world. Just as a line is an abstraction of the quality of straightness that can exit in the real world. To what does zero correspond? To an absence of numerical quality. So, it is a number in the sense that it is useful but it corresponds to an absence of numerical quality. all the best urban
• United States
1 Jul 08
I agree with snow fox. Shes on to something!
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
Zero is a number. It is a real number. It is a rational number. It is an integer. It is a whole number. It is zero... Zero may have no numerical value but it corresponds a numeral which has no value.
• India
16 May 08
In my knowledge 0 (zero) is a whole number.It has no value of its own. But when it comes after any number,it creates the value of that figure. More over With out zero the numbers will not be completed and maths also be incomplete. So , It plays an important role in the field of mathematics.
@rombi001 (943)
9 Apr 08
I would say it is a starting point... It is nothing, but I consider it to be a number as it belongs in the real set of values.