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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Introduction to odd and even numbers

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From: Dennis Socwell

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2002042802:22:39
Subject: Zero as an even number

Zero has been discussed by my friends as being or not being an even number. Those opposed suggest that zero is certainly something but is mainly a starting poing for both positive and negative numbers. It is neither odd nor even. Those on holding opposite position say that zero is even because it falls between two odd number and that it follows the definition of an even number that says two even numbers equal another even number. What is the definitive answer to the question: "Is zero an even number?"

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