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Everything you need to know about ‘0’ for GMAT

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Everything you need to know about ‘0’ for GMAT

\(0\) is an integer.
\(0\) is an even integer.
\(0\) is not Prime Number.
\(0\) is not a natural number.
\(0\) is the only number that is neither positive nor negative.
\(0\) is the only number that is equal to its opposite; \(0=-0\).

\(0\) is multiple of every integer; \(0*2=0\)
\(0\) is the FIRST multiple of any number but NOT the FIRST POSITIVE multiple.
\(0\) is not a factor of any integer EXCEPT \(0\). OG 208

\(\frac{a}{0}=\) meaningless,undefined
\(\frac{0}{0}=\) indeterminate
\(\frac{0}{a}=0\)

\(0\) is a perfect square and also perfect cube.
\(0\) is the only number that when raised to the zero power does not necessarily equal to 1; \(0^0≠1\).

\(0^0\) is indeterminate and never appear on the GMAT
\(0^n=0 (n\neq{0})\)
\(n^0=1 (n\neq{0})\)
\(0^0≠1\)

\(0!=1\)
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is zero a factor of zero?

Mahmud6 wrote:
Everything you need to know about ‘0’ for GMAT

\(0\) is an integer.
\(0\) is an even integer.
\(0\) is not Prime Number.
\(0\) is not a natural number.
\(0\) is the only number that is neither positive nor negative.
\(0\) is the only number that is equal to its opposite; \(0=-0\).

\(0\) is multiple of every integer; \(0*2=0\)
\(0\) is the FIRST multiple of any number but NOT the FIRST POSITIVE multiple.
\(0\) is not a factor of any integer EXCEPT \(0\). OG 208

\(\frac{a}{0}=\) meaningless,undefined
\(\frac{0}{0}=\) indeterminate
\(\frac{0}{a}=0\)

\(0\) is a perfect square and also perfect cube.
\(0\) is the only number that when raised to the zero power does not necessarily equal to 1; \(0^0≠1\).

\(0^0\) is indeterminate and never appear on the GMAT
\(0^n=0 (n\neq{0})\)
\(n^0=1 (n\neq{0})\)
\(0^0≠1\)

\(0!=1\)

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@Mahmud6, "Please recheck your statement that zero is not a factor of any number except zero".


Zero is not a factor of anything, period. Look at it this way: for y to be a factor of x, you would check whether x/y = integer.
For example, 3 is a factor of 15 because 15/3 = 5, an integer. But n/0 = undefined, not an integer. Thus zero cannot be a factor of n, regardless of n's value. You cannot say that 0/0 = 0 just because zero is the numerator. The denominator of 0 makes 0/0 undefined.

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t4998.html



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is zero a factor of zero?

Mahmud6 wrote:
Everything you need to know about ‘0’ for GMAT

\(0\) is an integer.
\(0\) is an even integer.
\(0\) is not Prime Number.
\(0\) is not a natural number.
\(0\) is the only number that is neither positive nor negative.
\(0\) is the only number that is equal to its opposite; \(0=-0\).

\(0\) is multiple of every integer; \(0*2=0\)
\(0\) is the FIRST multiple of any number but NOT the FIRST POSITIVE multiple.
\(0\) is not a factor of any integer EXCEPT \(0\). OG 208

\(\frac{a}{0}=\) meaningless,undefined
\(\frac{0}{0}=\) indeterminate
\(\frac{0}{a}=0\)

\(0\) is a perfect square and also perfect cube.
\(0\) is the only number that when raised to the zero power does not necessarily equal to 1; \(0^0≠1\).

\(0^0\) is indeterminate and never appear on the GMAT
\(0^n=0 (n\neq{0})\)
\(n^0=1 (n\neq{0})\)
\(0^0≠1\)

\(0!=1\)

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gmatbusters wrote:
@Mahmud6, "Please recheck your statement that zero is not a factor of any number except zero".


Zero is not a factor of anything, period. Look at it this way: for y to be a factor of x, you would check whether x/y = integer.
For example, 3 is a factor of 15 because 15/3 = 5, an integer. But n/0 = undefined, not an integer. Thus zero cannot be a factor of n, regardless of n's value. You cannot say that 0/0 = 0 just because zero is the numerator. The denominator of 0 makes 0/0 undefined.

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t4998.html



Please see this reply by Manhattan
gmatbusters wrote:
is zero a factor of zero?

Mahmud6 wrote:
Everything you need to know about ‘0’ for GMAT

\(0\) is an integer.
\(0\) is an even integer.
\(0\) is not Prime Number.
\(0\) is not a natural number.
\(0\) is the only number that is neither positive nor negative.
\(0\) is the only number that is equal to its opposite; \(0=-0\).

\(0\) is multiple of every integer; \(0*2=0\)
\(0\) is the FIRST multiple of any number but NOT the FIRST POSITIVE multiple.
\(0\) is not a factor of any integer EXCEPT \(0\). OG 208

\(\frac{a}{0}=\) meaningless,undefined
\(\frac{0}{0}=\) indeterminate
\(\frac{0}{a}=0\)

\(0\) is a perfect square and also perfect cube.
\(0\) is the only number that when raised to the zero power does not necessarily equal to 1; \(0^0≠1\).

\(0^0\) is indeterminate and never appear on the GMAT
\(0^n=0 (n\neq{0})\)
\(n^0=1 (n\neq{0})\)
\(0^0≠1\)

\(0!=1\)

Hi gmatbusters

Thank you for raising an important question. +1 Kudos to you.

Seeing your post, I initially thought I might be incorrect. Intriguing a little bit more I searched on google and found following two wonderful writings.

http://curiouscheetah.com/BlogMath/is-z ... r-of-zero/
http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/68272.html

I think the above two links will help to understand the matter more clearly.

P.S.: I am not a math nerd. These write-up use a lot of math jargons, most of which I could not understand but understood the conclusion 'zero is unambiguously a factor of zero'.
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New post 12 Jan 2018, 06:12
Dear Sir
I am so thankful to you that you have tabulated a number of useful information about the most important integer, the ZERO INTEGER

As per official Quantitative review 2018, Factor/multiple is defined for non-zero integers.

so As far as GMAT is considered, zero is not a factor of any number including zero itself


Mahmud6 wrote:
Everything you need to know about ‘0’ for GMAT

\(0\) is an integer.
\(0\) is an even integer.
\(0\) is not Prime Number.
\(0\) is not a natural number.
\(0\) is the only number that is neither positive nor negative.
\(0\) is the only number that is equal to its opposite; \(0=-0\).

\(0\) is multiple of every integer; \(0*2=0\)
\(0\) is the FIRST multiple of any number but NOT the FIRST POSITIVE multiple.
\(0\) is not a factor of any integer EXCEPT \(0\). OG 208

\(\frac{a}{0}=\) meaningless,undefined
\(\frac{0}{0}=\) indeterminate
\(\frac{0}{a}=0\)

\(0\) is a perfect square and also perfect cube.
\(0\) is the only number that when raised to the zero power does not necessarily equal to 1; \(0^0≠1\).

\(0^0\) is indeterminate and never appear on the GMAT
\(0^n=0 (n\neq{0})\)
\(n^0=1 (n\neq{0})\)
\(0^0≠1\)

\(0!=1\)
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Hi gmatbusters

Thank you for raising an important question. +1 Kudos to you.

Seeing your post, I initially thought I might be incorrect. Intriguing a little bit more I searched on google and found following two wonderful writings.

http://curiouscheetah.com/BlogMath/is-z ... r-of-zero/
http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/68272.html

I think the above two links will help to understand the matter more clearly.

P.S.: I am not a math nerd. These write-ups use a lot of math jargons, most of which I could not understand but understood the conclusion 'zero is unambiguously a factor of zero'.[/quote]
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