# Is Zero an Even or an Odd Number?

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• 2 years ago

Zero is even because:

1) It's evenly divisible by 2 leaving no remainder (0/2 = 0 r 0)

2) Like all even numbers it ends with 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8

3) The integers alternate odd, even, odd, even... Zero is between two odd numbers.

4) The sum of two even numbers is still even. Since 0 + (even) = (even), 0 must also be even.

Those that are saying zero is neither are confusing this with negative and positive. Zero is a neutral number (neither negative nor positive). But this doesn't affect its ability to be classified as even.

Zero is definitely *even*

• 2 years ago

In school I remember learning that 0 was neither odd neither even

• ?
Lv 7
2 years ago

By definition it can be considered EVEN.

It lies between two odd numbers ... 1 and -1

and dividing it by 2 leaves no remainder.

• David
Lv 7
2 years ago

Zero is Even because it lies between two odd numbers.

• 2 years ago

Even. Any whole number ending in "0" is a multiple of 10, which is divisible by 2 and 5.

• 2 years ago

Even, because 0/2 = 0, no remainder stands whatsoever.

• ?
Lv 7
2 years ago

Zero is even, as you argue.

There's no circumstances where zero is taken to be odd,

nor can it be taken to be neither odd nor even.

• 2 years ago

Zero is a lack of number. It isn't even or odd, I'd guess, though if I'm wrong then I might say that it's even since it's located between -1 and 1.