Zero Work
Math brain teasers require computations to solve.
Is zero even or odd?
Answer
Zero is even, because it comes between two odd numbers, 1 and 1.
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StepIntoNowhere
Jul 26, 2004
 Good teaser, although it was a little on the easy side!! Nice job anyways! 
Beckmoose
Jul 26, 2004
 This was ok. Personally, I didnt like it, but keep up the good work! 
Gizzer
Jul 27, 2004
 Seems to me to be a straight forward math question, rather than a teaser. Of course, someone may disagree with the answer. 
madade
Jul 28, 2004
 any one in particular? 
Gizzer
Jul 28, 2004
 Nope 
eelliott2
Aug 03, 2004
 I am pretty sure Zero is neither even or odd...it is just zero...a jumber that holds no value...a natural whole number..it is niether negative or positive...ZERO is ZERO. 
AXTON
Aug 04, 2004
 to be even a number must be divisable by 2. 0 cannot be divided by 2. I tired to correct this teaser..........IM SORRY BUT THE ANSWER IS WRONG 
rkb1961
Aug 09, 2004
 In mathematics an even number is defined as 2n, wheras an odd number is defined as 2n+1. So zero must be even. 
eelliott2
Aug 10, 2004
 But you can't divide 0 by 2, it's an error...try it on most caculators and it will say error...ask your math professor and he/she will say say zero is neither even or odd. 
Gizzer
Aug 11, 2004
 I tried the calculator, elliot: 0/2=0, 0/3=0, 0/4=0 and so on. But 2/0 gives "error". As for asking a math prof, I get some saying 0 is even and some saying 0 is neither even nor odd. It depends on whether you are referring to integers or natural numbers. 
scoutman
Aug 11, 2004
 It's nice to know that my teasers can provoke such stimulating discussion. Thank you all. 
CaNaDiAnGiRl
Aug 22, 2004
 Let me put it this way.When you have an even number of something, between two people both people will have the same amount.When you have zero of something both people get nothing so they both get the same amount.Therefore zero is an even number. 
jetdjc15
Aug 25, 2004
 Right answer wrong definition.....it is even because if we where both sharing 0 cup cakes we would each have th same amount of cup cakes......haha i feel like i just explained that to a 2 year old 
jetdjc15
Aug 25, 2004
 haha sorry canada i didnt read your response 
Stullberg
Aug 30, 2004
 In math talk, the definition of an even number is that it is equal to the product of some integer and 2. Since 0 does equal the product of some integer (in this case, also 0) and 2, 0 qualifies as even.
In formulae: x is even iff x = 2y, and x and y are integers. Since 0 = 2(0), and 0 is an integer, 0 is even. 
Sane
Feb 11, 2005
 Let's all revise simple intergal rules:
Two even numbers always add to an even number.
One even and one odd always add to an odd number.
Two odds always add to an even number.
0 + 0 = 0
0 + 1 = 1
0 + 2 = 2
Therefore it is an even number. 
trumpetsgirl
Oct 12, 2005
 I've always thought 0 was even math teachers told me that it was neither 
cate88
Mar 22, 2006
 eelliott2 is right. 'It's a number that holds no value'. It's nothing. It can't hold either an even value or an odd value, because it doesn't hold a value.
agreed, stimulating conversation... but bad riddle. Not everyone agrees with this answer. 
Question_Mark
Mar 28, 2006
 I say even. 10 is even. 10 ends in 0. 
drussel3
Jun 05, 2007
 This answer baffled me, until I did some research. 0 is not positive or negative, it is though an even number. The definition of an even number is: n=2k where k is an integer. 
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