LIFE WITHOUT ZERO – Vanshika Menon 6B

Have you ever wondered about life without zero? You may have questions popping in your mind- If there wasn’t any zero ,how could we conclude the temperatures in extremely cold places? If there wasn’t any zero, how could we differentiate between whole numbers and natural numbers? If there wasn’t any zero ,how could we show the concept of the absence of any quantity?

Many people believe that “0” is “Nothing”. Well,”0” is not “Nothing” as there is something special in zero. Even though zero tells us about the absence of quantities, it helps us in many ways. For example- Temperature, Mathematics, Dates, Amounts in bills and much more!

Did you know! The great Indian mathematician, Aryabhata created the number zero. The natural number following 0 is 1 and no natural number precedes 0. The number 0 is neither positive nor negative and is usually displayed as the central number in a number line. It is neither a prime number nor a composite number. Adding a number to zero results in that number (Additive identity). For example, adding zero to three gives three (3+0=3).

Now you all know the facts about zero! Remember! Zero is worth “Something”. Zero is a Hero!

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