Zero is Odd or Even?

Hi guys!!!

What do you have for lunch today? I’m very busy with mountain of assignments and just ate 2 slices of banana cake for lunch. Yummy! I walked to the corner of my classroom to throw the cakes’ box into the dustbin. Something pop up in my mind!

I asked myself this and that!

Q: Why I wanna throw the box?

A: Because it is empty. I already ate all the cakes. *In the other word there is ZERO cake in the box*

Q: Obviously ZERO is a number and we classify number as odd or even number right? Then, what about ZERO? It is odd or even?

I asked my friends whether zero is odd or even. Some of them answered zero is odd and others said zero is even. Few of them said zero is neither odd nor even! And most of them getting confused. They did not sure either it is odd or even number.

Just like what I said in the post Maths Got Pizza, nowadays math is more than accepting facts. We need to digest it properly and proof the statement to convince others that we are saying the truth.

From my view, ZERO IS EVEN NUMBER. Let’s clear this confusion before the lunch break end.

Proof 1:

Firstly, we need to recall the basic definition of even numbers. As our primary teacher taught us, even number is something that can be divided by 2 and have no remainder. For example:

14 / 2 = 7

18 / 2 = 9

20 / 2 = 10

0 / 2 = 0

Well, it can be clearly seen that zero also can be divided by 2. In fact, mathematician believe that zero is the most even number since it can be divided by 2 repeatedly and still got zero as the answer.

0 / 2 = 0

0 / 2 = 0

0 / 2 = 0

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and so on.

Proof 2:

Digest this number line guys. Imagine it is the fish bone, eat carefully. Open your eyes wider!

From the number line, I can simply conclude that the pattern of a number line is {…, odd, even, odd,…} Means here, the position of even numbers and odd numbers are alternate.

3   4   5

7   8   9

-1   0   1

Once again, it is really obvious that ZERO lies between two odd numbers, -1 and 1.

Proof 3:

If n is an odd integer, then 3n + 5 is an even integer

To proof this statement, I assume that n is an odd integer.

Since n is odd, we can write n = 2k + 1 for some integer k.

Now, we have 3n + 5 = 3 (2k + 1) + 5 = 6k + 3 + 5 = 6k + 8 = 2 (3k + 4).

Since 3k + 4 is an integer, 3k + 5 is even.

But when we substitute n = 0 , where n is an odd integer, we get 3(0) + 5 = 5.

This contradicts above statement as 5 is an odd integer.

Therefore, zero is not an odd integer.

To conclude, we have proof that zero is EVEN integer.

WOW! I can’t believe I just showed you 3 proofs on why zero is even during this lunch break guys. Really hope we have learn something new today. I guess we have gain some weights! Till then, have a great day ahead buddies.

THE MATHELICIOUS

Zombies Riddle

 

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Hi guys!

We meet again  ✌️

Have you eat your breakfast?

Roti canai with curry sure sound yummy to me 😍

Do not forget to take your breakfast okay?

gm2

This is one of the secret of happiness. Happiness is contagious !

Try to smile to the world and the world will smile back to you 🙂

By the way,

can you guys solve the last riddle i post?

Add 8 to 1000, can you?

Here is the answer for the last riddle :

The key to this math riddle is realizing that the one place must be zero.

888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000

 

So is it hard?  Nope right 😉 addition sure can be tricky sometime .

Ready for the next riddle guys? *drum rolling * 

This week riddle is about

Taking that internship in a remote mountain lab might not have been the best idea. Pulling that lever with the skull symbol just to see what it did probably wasn’t so smart either. But now is not the time for regrets because you need to get away from these mutant zombies…fast. Can you use math to get you and your friends over the bridge before the zombies arrive?

Remember that only two people can across the bridge at the same time . 

so Good Luck guys !

Better decide fast before the zombies ate you! he he

👀  I wonder if brain do taste good for breakfast ? ops!

Just joking 😆 😘 . See you on the next post .

Always keep on your mind that  MATHS IS DELICIOUS 

Have a good day with Allah blessing ^^

THE MATHELICIOUS

Booster #3

MATH is made of 50% FORMULAS, 25% PROOF,  and 25% IMAGINATION

50% Formulas📚

I think most of us know that Mathematics has a lot of formulas. Even to find the probability of dice we need mathematics, even to calculate the area of a circle or even a triangle, we have formulas. That is why Mathematics is made of 50% formulas.

If you list all the formulas in Mathematics, I think you cannot finish them like a year or even you have 10 years to do so.

25% Proof📚

As we get a higher level of education, we will get used to proving as we learn many delicious theorems, corollary and lemma *can you differentiate all these three?*

p/s : Proof that 1 + 1 = 3 😱🙈

25% Imagination📚

You cannot do maths without imagination. If you read without imagination, you really can lose in a jungle without knowing what is actually happen. Maths without imagination is just like a cheesecake without cheese

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Wowww!  It’s just like a cup coffee 🍵!! That was made up of half water, coffee extract and milk 🍦🍧🍲
Now, i can smell the aroma of the coffee beans ♨ mmm delicious! Marvelous!!
Let’s enjoy with our delicious coffee  💃