# Is zero a number ??

By jidesh

@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 ...

6 responses

@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)

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28 Jun 08

No, zero is clearly the absence of numerical quality.
all the best urban

@urbandekay (18308)

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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

@xXSnowFoxXx (460)

• 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.

@abdulmajeed (75)

• 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)

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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.