# Is zero even or odd?

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

1. ### YDGuest

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 SmytheGuest

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

Bill Smythe

3. ### vonroachGuest

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. ### vonroachGuest

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. ### vonroachGuest

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. ### vonroachGuest

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

7. ### vonroachGuest

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. ### vonroachGuest

Do you have similar `readings' covering 0?

9. ### vonroachGuest

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. ### vonroachGuest

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.

12. ### vonroachGuest

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

13. ### vonroachGuest

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. ### vonroachGuest

a/b ? Now your getting into complicated stuff.

15. ### vonroachGuest

Then infinity is undefined?

16. ### vonroachGuest

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

17. ### vonroachGuest

Now you say 0= -1^1/2? You are using your imagination.

18. ### John WoodgateGuest

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. ### Nicholas O. LindanGuest

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