# The Number Zero

The number zero is not regarded as natural number.

To understand the concept of zero, let us consider the following example :

Suppose we have to distribute 8 pencils equally among three children. After distributing 2 pencils to each child, we are left with 2 pencils. Whereas if we have to distribute 6 pencils equally among 3 children, we are left with no pencils or zero pencils as remainder.

Thus, zero pencils means absence of pencils or simply no pencils. We represent the number by the symbol 0. Thus, 0 represents the absence of item being referred to or nothingness or emptiness.

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The Number Zero

Properties of Whole Numbers

Successor and Predecessor

Representation of Whole Numbers on Number Line

Properties of Subtraction

Properties of Multiplication

Properties of Division

Division as The Inverse of Multiplication