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Topic: Other Issues for Grades 2 and 3
Replies: 109   Last Post: Feb 24, 2009 9:31 PM

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 Paul Hickman Posts: 2 Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Re: Is zero even or odd?
Posted: Nov 5, 2003 7:14 AM

In a response to a similar question, Dr. Pete from our friends at the
Math Forum said:

>From: Doctor Pete
Subject: Re: Is Zero Even, Odd, or Neither?

Zero is an even number. An integer n is called *even* if there exists
an integer m such that n = 2m, and *odd* if n+1 is even. From this,
it is clear that 0 = (2)(0) is even. The reason for this definition
is so that we have the property that every integer is either even or
odd.<

So since by definition, every integer (An integer is a number
with no fractional part.) must be either even or odd.
Zero, while it may be very special, is an even number.

Cheers,
Paul

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