okay [deep breath] here goes..

zero is equal to nothing right? and nothing is equal to zero. but nothing doesnt exist so that means that zero doesnt exist? but zero DOES exist so that also means that nothing exists...

so what is nothing?

what is zero?

it has to be SOMETHING!

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never thght abt tht.. mayb infinity.. shrugss

you have too much free time ...

hehe ...

but yeah zero has gotta be something right ...

or else i cud have owned the worl with once buck in hand ...

hehe ...

its a question on "why" in the first place you came to a conclusion that "zero=nothing"....the whole confusion started it, maybe it wud hav been much better if it was "zero=0"..problem solved :)

uhh.. i dunno

out math teacher told that

any number divided by 0 is.. infinity (infinity) ((infinity))

anyways.. neynge :D

dunno. what i know is the most powerful symbol in the world. the one which made much difference... the one which made this world a place like this....but also the one...which stooopppidd people use to mean/symbolize nothing.

we can conclude that since infinity is beyond human,we cant sense or know what zero means....

its too big for us to know.so like we always do, we conclude that if we cant grasp it, it cant exist... so it is considered nonexistent and therefore nothing.... so zero is something (everything) and nothing at the same time!!!!

:D

Sutupid. You got it all wrong!

Zero is a BLOGGER =P

:D

true was goin to say vat velvette said... zero is one of the coolest bloggers

hmm..zero dho..zero represents that there is nuthing left ennu..there should be a word to describe the situation and that word is nuthing..so conclusion is that zero=nothing. =D

Zero does EXIST !!!

*confused* its sumthing wid no counting and easy to add :)

you're confusing two things here. first of all not everything that has a name ought to exist. unicorns, sphinx, phoenix, and orbiting teapots do not exist. but we can IMAGINE (key word) them. and we, to make sense of this world, give names to things, be they real or imaginary.

secondly, mathematics invovles numbers, and counting and increase and decrease of them etc. (add what you may please here about mathematics). now the value for a single item we have given the name one, wahid, ekeh, eyk, un, ichi etc and allocate it this symbol (1). the value for when another similar item is added to 1 is? correct two. now we can go on adding and giving names. but after a point things keep accumulating and we run out fancy names, so we come up with a naming system for numbers, namely, tens, hundreds, thousands. (we've given up the cumbersome Roman system, thank God.) beyond that too, although they are not used in common day language, different sciences need mega tera numbers which are named using this system. but we can also IMAGINE an end to this series, (since we being humans always have to think of an end and a beginning). but should there be an end? maybe not. so the very largest number, or the most most most large number we can IMAGINE we NAME infinity.

now, enough addition. keep subracting. let there be a single item. remove it. we are left with nothing. what should call that nothing? it was the indian mathematicians who gave 'mathematical recognition' to this and now we have the zero. according to wikipedia the ancient Greek askled the same question as you did:

"Records show that the ancient Greeks seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number: they asked themselves "How can nothing be something?", leading to philosophical and, by the Medieval period, religious arguments about the nature and existence of zero and the vacuum."

so what is zero? it is a symbol, a notation, for nothing. but it is imaginary! so it need not have a substance or form in reality. got it? and what goes below zero (i.e the negative numbers) are also imaginary as far as them having any real value in physical entities is concerned. so zero indeed IS something. but something imaginary. not something real. btw this is all different from "imaginary numbers" which are a whole different matter. lol. sorry :P