It's an

awful,

awful number the

Mayans/

Chinese/

Arabs had the

audacity to think up. It has such properties as being the

identity of addition, and makes

division and

algebra problems a

pain in the neck, because it has the property of dividing

infinately (or negative

infinitely, for those of you who want to be number

fascists) into any number. Try adding up

zeros sometime, and see how far you can get. I got to

Zero once, but it took me four hours and I don't sleep much... Anyhow, if you want to try other math stuff then adding, try taking yet another look at zero (note- feel free to node the answers if you like, I'm not doin it):

What is 0! ?

**(Answer)**
What is 0

^{0}?

**(Answer)**
What is 0's relation to

absolute value, and once you figure that one out, try |

*i* |?

**(Answer)**
It's a very important number, actually. With zero, we don't need to use

Roman Numerals anymore - we can use

base 10, or even

base 2. With the advent of the zero holding digit (showing a lack of value for a certain power of the particular base one is working with), numbers simply start to make more

sense. Try to remember how important that number is the next time you get it on a

test or

quiz, it's the ancient's way of telling you that there is no

positive integer value to express how poorly you have done.