The students at my school just took the ISAT test. One of the math questions had to do with even numbers. Now, some teachers say that zero is not an even number others say that it is. What do you know about it? I did some research but I am curious as what you and your children have been taught.
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An even number divided by 2 leaves no remainder, while an odd number divided by 2 leaves a remainder. According to this logic, zero would be an even number. However, Zero is divisible by any number and leaves no remainder. In this it is unique. ( 0/n = 0 ; independent of what "n" is. When a number...say 5, is divided by a pedestrian integer you get quotients like: 1.666 (5/3) or 0.625 (5/8) but divide any number by zero and the quotient is...undefined. Every single time. Although, some argue that 0 falls into the realm of even numbers. It is insisted that every integer must be even or odd, and states, "An integer 'n' is called *even* if there exists an integer m such that n = 2m...From this, you would say that 0 = (2)(0) is even. So, I guess it depends on who you ask and if you think they know what they are talking about! And getting a correct answer is dependant on who is grading your answer. HMMM...
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