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"Is zero an even number?" An odd question to arise from Superstorm Sandy.

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- +Ulf Gerhard Bäckström : Back to mellanstadiet and tänka lite mer. Of bloody course it is.Dec 23, 2012
- 0/0 = ?Jan 18, 2013
- What, +Ulf Gerhard Bäckström, are you saying that proves it isn't an even number?

So does "2/0 = ?" prove that 2 isn't an even number either, or what?

Like I said, back to lågstadiet: Every other number (="vartannat tal") is even, every other is odd: ....-3, -1, 1, 3... are odd; ...-4, -2, 0, 2, 4... are even. If it were only ...-4, -2, 2, 4... there'd be a weird four-numbers-wide gap in the middle; then I could just as well claim that -1 or 1 isn't odd either, for symmetry.

Bah, why am I trying to prove anything to you? It's you who are proposing the idiotic thesis, so it's you who have to prove that. And "0/0 =?" doesn't prove that, because the proof of oddness has nothing to do with "/0" -- it's about "/2", and whether you get any remainder (="rest") after that. 4/2=2, no remainder, so 4 is even. 0/2=0, NO REMAINDER -- SO 0 IS EVEN.

Välkommen till lågstadiet; när du fattat det här får du flytta upp till trean.Jan 19, 2013 - Zero divided by a number (not zero) is a trivial division, as well as a number divided by 1.

To say 0 / 2 = 0 and therefore an even number sounds trivial to me.Jan 19, 2013 - Magister +Christian Conrad (ser att du kan svenska, men det är bäst att hålla sig till engelska här).

In school I learnt to start counting with 1 and then 2 and so on. Cannot remember any teacher telling me to start counting with zero and that zero is an even number, as some persons have said here. Maybe I was not in school that day.Jan 19, 2013 - Jojimbo can maybe divide zero in to halfs, if he use "Zan mato"!

0/zanmato = u u . (got it?)Feb 15, 2013