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Is zero even or odd?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Gactimus, Dec 20, 2004.

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  1. YD

    YD Guest

    Not all newsreaders or fontsets may be able to render that correctly.
    Though I doubt anyone is still using 7-bit ASCII.
    There, you see? It became a ) for me.

    - YD.
     
  2. Bill Smythe

    Bill Smythe Guest

    Of course it is. There exists a whole number X such that X*2=0. Thus, 0 is
    even.

    Bill Smythe
     
  3. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Er..., it can also be divided by every other number (rational,
    irrational, and imaginary) without a remainder, although some of us
    are amused by the strange concept of dividing nothing and the absurd
    idea that there may be a `remainder'. Then comes the wild assertion
    that when a number is divided by nothing, it becomes infinite.
     
  4. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Whoa! A new concept: -0. Let's make up some other numbers. I suggest
    wizzad and fugawe. I'd have suggested Arunda, but I believe some
    obscure African group already uses that in their alphabet.
     
  5. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    That's no good Randy, no matter how much you buy, you still have
    nothing. Coincidentally with constant use the measurable IQ approaches
    zero as a limit.
     
  6. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Perhaps a superprime. `antiprime' is as mysterious as - 0.
     
  7. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Add to that the troubling thought that 1/0, 1/1, 0/1, and 0/0 are all
    rational numbers. If 1/0 = `infinity' how do we decide if there is any
    remainder? Looks like there should be a remainder of 1. If that is so,
    how do we know it has really been divided by 0?
     
  8. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Do you have similar `readings' covering 0?
     
  9. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Shawn, I am equally convinced that it is neither even or odd. Though I
    will admit that those who need to decide are rather odd.
     
  10. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Really, Al Z? Where did you get that doctorate in math? Various
    middle eastern types have worked hard to see that was not the case.
     
  11. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

     
  12. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Now that you are in to definitions, what does `Aylward' mean?
     
  13. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Ah, the inverse , like 1/0 is inverse of 0/1? Is 0/0 the inverse of
    0/0? And 1/1, the inverse of 1/1.
     
  14. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    a/b ? Now your getting into complicated stuff.
     
  15. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Then infinity is undefined?
     
  16. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    (2 x0)/0 = 2x(0/0) . there now is that better?
     
  17. vonroach

    vonroach Guest

    Now you say 0= -1^1/2? You are using your imagination.
     
  18. I read in sci.electronics.design that Franz Heymann <[email protected]
    Indeed: I was referring to the lack of rigour in '1/0 = infinity'.
     
  19. No, I think you are the first to say that, at least in this thread.

    There are more imaginary numbers in the usenet than are counted
    in your philosophy.
     
  20. irrelevent. The -definition- of an even integer is an integer equivalent
    to zero mod 2. Given any integer k != 0 we can always find an even
    multiple of k. We can also find an odd multiple of k.

    Bob Kolker
     
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