Is 0 (Zero) Even, Odd, Neither, or Both? (and more)
One of the most common ‘stumpers’ to the average student, future teacher, or ‘man on the street’ seems to be “Is 0 Even or Odd?” I used to get the question all the time – still do, occasionally. Let’s settle it once and for all – maybe?
I think at least some of the confusion comes from a phenomenon that I didn’t completely notice until late in my career, and still somewhat puzzles me. Many of the future teachers with whom I dealt seemed to confuse the even/odd dichotomy with the positive/negative dichotomy. So let’s settle that one, too!
To see the distinctions and explanations, visit Even/Odd/Neither/Both.