Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Zero is even

Volokh has a poll on the evenness of zero. Over half his readers get it wrong. I am becoming convinced that most people do not understand that zero is a number. Situations requiring the most trivial understanding of zero seem very difficult for many people.

1 comment:

M said...

Alright, so I'm an engineer, meaning I've got 4 semesters of calc and a couple other various math classes under my belt. I could've sworn it was neither even, nor odd.