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# 0 is an even number.

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 10/7/2013 Category: Miscellaneous Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 2,735 times Debate No: 38618
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 Pro I think 0 is an even number so I think it is neither neutral or odd.Report this Argument Con 0 is not an even number or a odd number it is neutral (not helping or supporting either side) basically zero is neutral, because its not positive or negative. its also in between positive and negative integers.Report this Argument Pro If you follow the pattern 3 is odd 2 is even 1 is odd so 0 is even. This just makes sense to me but I do not understand why people think it is neutral. Also, the definition of odd is an integer is even if it is 'evenly divisible' by two and odd if it is not even according to Wikipedia and Google. 0 divided by 2 equals zero therefore zero is neither neutral nor odd. This is the definition and the definition is what the word means and cannot be changed!Report this Argument Con first of all you can't trust Wikipedia because anyone can go on there and change the answers. second of all 0 is a neutral number because it is in between negative and positive numbers, and it is not negative or positive. therefore it is neither even nor odd.Report this Argument Pro First of all I understand Wikipedia is not always trustworthy. That is why I looked at the Google definition. If this is not enough Mathworld.wolfram.com/EvenNumber.html agrees that zero is an even number. This is stated in the second sentence. Second of all, you have not shown any prove that 0 is a neutral number. As long as it is divisible by two it is even. 0 is divisible by two. What do you not get about the definition. 0 divided by 2 equals 0. It is an integer that divides evenly into a whole number.Report this Argument Con My proof for zero being neutral is that it is not negative nor positive (as I stated before) it is in-between positive and negative integers. Your second point is a false statement. zero divided by any number on a calculator = error. meaning that it can't be divided. zero does not correspond to anything in reality, because zero signifies the absence of reality. therefor zero is not divisible by 2 or any other number.Report this Argument
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Posted by mostlogical 1 year ago
if zero divided 2 equals zero that means it's not divisible. Any number including negative numbers can be divided by something, however there is nothing less than zero so it can't be divided.
Posted by Poetaster 3 years ago
I see the philosophical quality and rigor of thought in this comment section has greatly increased since I last saw it.
Posted by Chunkymilk 3 years ago
I did not mean that every body else thinks that o is an even number. I said that what are the chances that people who agree with me are commenting.
Posted by pensfan 3 years ago
It is also common sence to have manners. I am really 15 in 10th grade. As for you calling me stupid I have straight A's in all of my classes. I'm also not the only one who thinks 0 is not even. There are plenty of people who think it is not. Just because you think it is even does not mean everyone who has a different opinion is stupid.
Posted by Chunkymilk 3 years ago
Sorry but I confirmed Wikipedia was telling the truth with the other two sites.
Posted by pensfan 3 years ago
If these comments counted you would lose points for conduct. Please don't be so mean. I used math websites formy resources. More reliable then wiki
Posted by Chunkymilk 3 years ago
Sorry about the last comment but I got pissed off so much from pensfan's dumbness(such an idiot).

How old are you pensfan? What is your real age? This is a serious question.
Posted by Chunkymilk 3 years ago
How did some guy think pensfan had more reliable resources. He had none(or zero which is an EVEN NUMBER) and I had three reliable resources(Google, Wikipedia, and mathematics.wolfram.com).

What kind of idiot thinks he has better resources!!!
Posted by Chunkymilk 3 years ago
I forgot to tell you. Did you realize that you are LOSING BY A LOT. You have 6 points(which is an even number) and I have 19(which is an odd number) so why do you not understand by now that 0 is and whole integer like I just stated in second to last comment I put!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Chunkymilk 3 years ago
EXACTLY!!! 0 DIVIDED BY 2 is 0 which is a WHOLE NUMBER. I AM SERIOUSLY PISSED OFF!!!!!!!! IT IS COMMON SENSE!!! I JUST WANT TO YELL AT THE SCREEN!!! HOW IS THAT YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON WHO THINKS THAT YOU ARE RIGHT THAT IS COMMENTING! WHAT ARE THE ODDS!!!!!!!
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