• How many ice skating holsteins do you have in your living room right now? Well, there you go.
• I have a degree in mathematics. Zero is an abstract concept. It does not "exist". It is defined. It is the number which, when added to another number, results in the same number; the additive identity. Imagine a purple monkey. It "exists" in your head, in the same way that zero exists in your head. Or, putting it another way, it exists because you say it exists. Every logical system starts with a (hopefully small and mutually non-contradictory) set of assumptions, and zero is one of them.
• If it didn't exist 10 would be 1..... 101 would be 11. There's your proof.
• ...also, if you turn on a calculator you will see it.
• 0, like God, is something you have faith in.
• Try to divide by it... OH SHI-!
• Technically speaking, one cannot prove that any number exists. One can prove that certain *Quantities* of a given thing exist, but any and all numbers themselves are little more than concepts we've cooked up to represent material, concrete things. Zero is in the same boat, only it is used to represent something that's not there, rather than something that is. Through my personal experience with math, though I've come to the conclusion that if numbers are to be representative of "Real" things [under the common definition of "Real"], then zero can't really exist as anything but a conceptual thought-tool. In reality, zero doesn't exist; no matter how hard one looks, there is no void. The closest one can come to saying that zero exists, in that sense, is to redefine zero not so much as nothing, but rather as an infinitely-descending decimal, a process, rather than a fixed sum. And if you have to redefine something to make its existence plausible, then it's arguable that you haven't proven it at all.
• Hold out your hand and I'll give you one gumdrop. Okay, now eat it. What's in your hand now? Nothing. That nothing is "0"!
• How does one define that which does not exist? Zero is the absence of something, an abstract concept of nothing that is essential to mathematical operations. Nothing in nature is perfectly zero but in a mathematical sense, there is.
• If 0 didn't exist, how much impact would it have on our society?
• I think branciforte3241 has the best answer, but I'll put in my two cents... Zero exists because it is a symbol for something that does not exist. If zero did not exist, we would not have an answer for 1 - 1.
• What a great question. I like Mr. Meaulnes response. Quantitivity is a concept we superimpose on what we observe in order to help us manipulate it to our advantage. There's a principle you should learn that will drastically re-order the way you see things: Propositions aren't useful because they're true; they're true because they're useful. What if we looked at zero as the point of equilibrium of a vibrating entity, the instant where everything is perfectly balanced. Does that exist? Think about it. Is there such a thing as an "instant"? If you really think about this question, it, too, could drastically re-order the way you see things. Have fun.
• If everything has a number and you have two apples and I take them, how many have you got left? There has to be something to denote the state between +1 and -1. (-1 apple - would that be an i.o.u.?)
• Easy: It's right there in your question, between the word "number" and the word "exists"! If the number doesn't exist, then your question doesn't exist either, and if you thought you saw my answer to it, you must have imagined it.
• It's simple. You have 1000 dollars, and you give it to me. And how much do you have?
• Look at one of the cats.
• it is universal fact.
• ok, if you have a car(s) give it(them) to me. Now how many cars do you have? It's the answer.
• Take anything you have and give it away and then you will see that you have 0.
• I can prove it doesn't exist in time math. The year is 2009, measure back 2100 years, you'll get the wrong number, because math skips 0.
• Zero isn't a number, it's a placeholder.
• Numbers don't "exist" until humans create them. They are simply labels for concepts. Even the concepts didn't exist until humans conceived them. Zero didn't exist until a mathematician discovered a need for it. Here is a brief history of zero. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0_(number)
• Explanation is 2 images. [ Definition of Zero ( 0 ) ], [ (0_) - (0_) = (_0) ] [ Definition of Zero ( 0 ) ] [ Zero ( 0 ) ] = [ We have no (Partial Fortune and Debt) ], on Economy [ Zero ( 0 ) ] = [ Extinguishment of Obligations ], on Law of Obligations [ Zero ( 0 ) ] = [ There is no Number ], on Arithmetic [ Living Zero ( 0 ) ] [___] [ Dead Zero ( 0 ) ] [ Being Zero ( 0 ) ] [___] [ Not-being Zero ( 0 ) ] [ (Money \$1) + (Document of Debt in \$1) ] [___] [ Pay a Debt in \$1 ] [ (+1) + (-1) ] [___] ( 0 ) [ state Before Paying a debt ] [___] [ state After Paying a debt ] [ Credit + Debt ] [___] [ Offset (Setoff) ] [ state Before Payment ] [___] [ Extinguishment of Obligations ] [ Zero ( 0 ) Before calculating ] [___] [ Zero ( 0 ) After calculating ] [ Being ] [___] [ Not-being ] ( 1 - 1 ) [___] ( 0 ) (0_) [___] (_0) (Single number system) [___] (Naught number system) SIGN [.^^^.] = ( 1 - 1 ) = (0_) = (1-1_1) = (1-1_) [.^^^.] = ( [+1] + [-1] ) = (0_) = ([+1]+[-1]_1) = ([+1]+[-1]_) [.^^^.] = (0_)(0_) = (1-1) X 2 = (1-1_2) = (0_2) [^^^] = [ (0_) - (0_) ] = [ (0_) ][^^^] = [ 0 X 3 ] = [ 000 ] = [ (0_)(0_)(0_) ] = [(0_3) ] [^^^] = [ 3 X 0 ] = [ 0 ] = [ (_0) ] [^^^] = [ (0_)(0_)(0_) ÷ 3 = 1 ] [^^^] = [ 3 ÷ (0_) = ∞ (infinity) ] [^^^] = [ 0 ÷ 0 ] = [ (0_) ÷ (0_) ] = [ 1 ] [^^^] = [ (_0) ÷ (_0) = (0_) ÷ (_0) =(_0) ÷ (0_) = (_0) = 0 ] If, accept [^^^]. (Single number system) + (Decimal system) = (Eleven number system) (0_) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 (0_) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (_0) coupdetat.net (2009.03.29) They are (Negative number) (imaginary number) (Infinity) (Infinitesimal) (Limit). They ask Zero ( 0 ) for Definition of Zero ( 0 ). [^^^] = [ (-2) X (-2) = (+4) ] = [ { (+1) - (+3)} X { (+1) - (+3) } = (+4) ] = [ ( 1 - 3 ) X ( 1 - 3 ) = (+4) ] = [ ( 1 - 3 ) - ( 3 - 9 ) = (+4) ] = [ 1 - 3 - 3 + 9 = (+4) ] Law of Liuhui Brahmagupta [ N X (-N) ] = [ - ( N X N ) ] [ N X (+N) ] = [ + ( N X N ) ] [ (-N) X (-N) ] = [ - { (-N) X N } ] [ (+N) X (+N) ] = [ + { (+N) X N } ] [ (-N) X (+N) ] = [ + { (-N) X N } ] [ (+N) X (-N) ] = [ - { (+N) X N } ] [ (-2) ] = [ ( 0 ) + (-2) ] = [ (+1) + (-1) + (-2) ] = [ (+1) + (-3) ] = [ (+1) - (+3) ] [ 0 ÷ 0 ] = [ 1 ] or [ 0 ] [ Being ÷ Being ] = [ 1 ] [ Being÷Not-being ]=[ 0 ] [ Not-being÷Not-being ]=[ 0 ] [ Not-being÷Being ]=[ 0 ] Because [ ∞ X 0 ] is reverse calculation on [ 0 ÷ 0 ], [ ∞ X 0 ] = [ (1/0) X 0 ] = [ 0 ÷ 0 ] = [ 1 ] [ ∞ X 0 ] = [ (1/0) X 0 ] = [ 0 ÷ 0 ] = [ 0 ] [ ∞ X 0 ] is ( 0 ) or (1). Conclusion A Mathematician already knows [ Living Zero ( 0 ) ]. A Learner does not know [ Living Zero ( 0 ) ]. How about ? http://coupdetat.net/Wushu_Sunya_Zero/Definition_of_Zero_12.html http://coupdetat.net/Wushu_Sunya_Zero/Definition_of_Zero_22.html
• Explanation is 2 images.
• There it is *pointing* ---------> 0 Proven!
• Take it away for a day and see how fast you'll learn.
• Basic philosophy .. reffering to the argument of the "Great Disceiver" one who is trying to fool you ... Existence comes down to the relization that the only thing you know with absolute certainty is that "you exist" This is often misquoted as Plato's "I think .. therefore I am " So if you think of yourself as a zero .. It follows "I'm a zero .. therefore I am " then write down Plato's logical arguement. QED
• 0 is not a number but it adds value to numbers. Ex. 2 is 2. Add a 0 and you have 20. Add two 0's and you have 200.
• Neither zero not any other number exists in any real sense. They are part of a pattern called the natural numbers, which we find useful in describing how the world works. Lay any other patterns, they are useful because once we have worked out how that pattern fits part of the world, we can use it to understand another part of the world. For a long time zero didn't exist, in the sense that the pattern of numbers that people recognized started at one and went upwards. We can call that pattern the Number Line, and you can move up the Number Line (adding) and down it (subtracting). But if you don't have zero (and negative numbers), then the Number Line has an end. Yuu can move up it as far as you like, but you can only move down it to one: you can't go any further. Why not? We,, no reason, you just cannot. This picture of the Number Line sufficed for all needs for centuries. But eventually people asked why there was this arbitrary stopping point on the Number Line. The invented a new number, zero, and negative numbers which you found when you carried on stepping down the Number Line beyond zero. And they found that this Number Line was more useful than the first one for describing things in the real world such as money (you can debts as well as credits), altitude (you can go below your start point) and so on. You could have described these before, but you needed different sets of numbers, money held being measured in a different kind of money (credit money) from money owed (debit money). By inventing zero, these two kinds of money became one, calculations became simpler, and there was more free brainpower for the next problem.
• look at the keyboard you are typing on, 1 to 0, there it is so it exists. have a good one.:)
• The answer is!! Drum role ddrdrdrdrd. There is nothing like something like NOTHING. For the poetic, romantic, mathematic, geeks. Sponge this for your sub-atomic brains.
• It's the number of points I have for this answer --------------------------------------------> And the number of comments l l l l l l l l l l l l v
• the number 0 exists because it is relative to 1. wherever there's 1, 0 is within its frame of reference.
• Absolute Defintion ( 0 ) . Sunya is free from the limit of time and space. but I limits time and space in calculating. (1/3). [ Sunya ] = [ ( 0 ) ] = [ Being Zero (0_), Not-being Zero (_0), ....more .... endless ] (2/3). [ Being Zero (0_) ] = [ (+1) + (-1) ] = [ (+∞) + (-∞) ] = [ (0_1) ] = [ 1 ] (3/3). [ Not-being Zero (_0) ] = [ Nothing ] = [ Kha ] (4). Defintion of absolute 1 (One). [ (+1) + (-1) = ( 0 ) = 1 ] (5). Defintion of absolute 1 (One). [ (+∞) + (-∞) = ( 0 ) = 1 ] [^^^] = [ ( 0 ) ] ........= [ ( 0 ) + ( 0 ) + ( 0 ) + ( 0 ) + .......... ] ........= [ { (+1) + (-1) } + { (+2) + (-2) } + { (+3) + (-3) } + { (+4) + (-4) } + .......... ] ........= [ (+1) + (-1) + (+2) + (-2) + (+3) + (-3) + (+4) + (-4) + .......... ] ........= [ (+1) + (+2) + (+3) + (+4) + .......... + (-1) + (-2) + (-3) + (-4) + .......... ] ........= [ { (+1) + (+2) + (+3) + (+4) + .......... } + { (-1) + (-2) + (-3) + (-4) + .......... } ] ........= [ { (+Infinity) } + { (-Infinity) ] ........= [ { (+∞) } + { (-∞) } ] ........= [ (+∞) + (-∞) ] ........= [ (+∞) - (+∞) ] ------------------------------------------------------------- [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (_0) / (_0) ] = [ Nothing / Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (_0) ] = [ 1 / Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (_0) / (0_) ] = [ Nothing / 1 ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (_0) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } / Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (_0) / (0_) ] = [ Nothing / { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (_0) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } / Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (_0) / (0_) ] = [ Nothing / { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ 1 / 1 ] = [ 1 ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } / { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ 1 ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } / { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ 1 ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } / { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ Kha(_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } / { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ ∞ ] [ ( 0 ) / ( 0 ) ] = [ Kha(_0), 1, ∞ ] = [ Being, Not-being, Infinity ] [ ( 0 ) / 1 ] = [ (_0) / 1 ] = [ Nothing / 1 ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / 1 ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ 1 / 1 ] = [ 1 ] [ ( 0 ) / 1 ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } / 1 ] = [ (+1) + (-1) ] = [ Sunya ( 0 ) ] [ ( 0 ) / 1 ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } / 1 ] = [ (+∞) + (-∞) ] = [ Sunya ( 0 ) ] [ ( 0 ) / 1 ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } / { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ 1 ] [ ( 0 ) / 1 ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } / { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ 1 ] [ ( 0 ) / 1 ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } / { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ Kha(_0) ] [ ( 0 ) / 1 ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } / { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ ∞ ] [ ( 0 ) / 1 ] = [ Kha (_0), 1, Sunya ( 0 ), ∞ ] [ 1 / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (_0) ] = [ 1 / Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ 1 / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ 1 / 1 ] = [ 1 ] [ 1 / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ 1 / { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } / { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ 1 ] [ 1 / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ 1 / { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } / { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ 1 ] [ 1 / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } / { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ 1 / ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) / (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } / { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ ∞ ] [ 1 / ( 0 ) ] = [ Kha(_0), 1, ∞ ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ Nothing X Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (_0) ] = [ 1 X Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (_0) X (0_) ] = [ Nothing X 1 ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (_0) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } X Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (_0) X (0_) ] = [ Nothing X { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (_0) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } X Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (_0) X (0_) ] = [ Nothing X { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ 1 X 1 ] = [ 1 ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } X { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ (+2) + (-2) ] = [ (0_2) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } X { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ { (+∞) + (+∞) } X { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ (+2)∞ ] [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } X { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ (+2∞) + (-2∞) ] = [ (0_2) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } X { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ (+2∞) + (-2∞) ] = [ (0_2) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ ( 0 ) X ( 0 ) ] = [ Kha(_0), 1, Sunya ( 0 ), (+2)∞ ] [ ( 0 ) X 1 ] = [ (_0) X 1 ] = [ Nothing X 1 ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ ( 0 ) X 1 ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ 1 X 1 ] = [ 1 ] [ ( 0 ) X 1 ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } X 1 ] = [ (+1) + (-1) ] = [ Sunya ( 0 ) ] [ ( 0 ) X 1 ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } X 1 ] = [ (+∞) + (-∞) ] = [ Sunya ( 0 ) ] [ ( 0 ) X 1 ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } X { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ (+2) + (-2) ] = [ (0_2) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ ( 0 ) X 1 ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } X { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ { (+∞) + (+∞) } X { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ (+2)∞ ] [ ( 0 ) X 1 ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } X { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ (+2∞) + (-2∞) ] = [ (0_2) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ ( 0 ) X 1 ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } X { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ (+2∞) + (-2∞) ] = [ (0_2) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ ( 0 ) X 1 ] = [ Kha (_0), 1, Sunya ( 0 ), (+2)∞ ] [ 1 X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (_0) ] = [ 1 X Nothing ] = [ Kha (_0) ] [ 1 X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ 1 X 1 ] = [ 1 ] [ 1 X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ 1 X { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ (+1) + (-1) ] = [ (0_1) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ 1 X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ 1 X { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ (+∞) + (-∞) ] = [ (0_1) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ 1 X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+1) + (-1) } X { (+∞) + (-∞) } ] = [ (+2∞) + (-2∞) ] = [ (0_2) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ 1 X ( 0 ) ] = [ (0_) X (0_) ] = [ { (+∞) + (-∞) } X { (+1) + (-1) } ] = [ (+2∞) + (-2∞) ] = [ (0_2) ] = Sunya ( 0 ) [ 1 X ( 0 ) ] = [ Kha(_0), 1, Sunya ( 0 ) ] Coupdetat.net(2009.08.12)
• through relativity we learn that 0 is the same as the color black not a number but the defining character that describes absence of value.
• I can draw it in my notepad and prove it exist. Unless some one erase it :)