Top 10 Reasons Why 0 Is the Best Number In Math

Is 0 the best number in math? If it is, give me a couple of reasons!

The Top Ten

1 Anything multiplied by 0 is equal to 0

Did you hear about the Mathematician who was afraid of numbers? He stopped at nothing to avoid them. - Britgirl

The best thing about 0 is how unlike other numbers, you can't just multiply both sides of an equation with 0 and solve it. Think abot it, every number can be used to do so, except 0 - styLIShT

I love 0.-WillowChance

2 Anything divided by it is undefined

Which is exactly the same as saying it has no reciprocal. - PositronWildhawk

So you don't have to divide!

yay!

3 It has no reciprocal

So you don't even dare solve for it!

Yes,and l hope you can keeping……

4 0! is equal to 1

The only thing I fail to see is how people forget this in binomial and Taylor series. - PositronWildhawk

The proof for this is really twisted, had me confused in class - styLIShT

Often overlooked, but yeah

5 When a number is raised to the power of 0, then the value of the number is 1

Gives me a relief when solving stressful math problems involving exponents

6 Trigonometric ratios are easy to solve for

But you can't have a cosecant or cotangent of zero, as it's undefined. - PositronWildhawk

Like sin(0) = 0

7 It is the number of elements in a null set

Null sets make it all easier!

8 It is neither positive nor a negative integer

So no need to remember your signs!

9 In a circle path, the average velocity of an object is 0

This is why physics problems sometimes get easier! What a relief!

10 It is the origin and the middle of the cartesian plane

This is the best part of the cartesian plane

The Contenders

11 Everything starts from 0
12 Arrays start from 0
13 Cool numbers that are divisible by ten would not exist without 0
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