## Is zero a number?Yes. 0 (zero) is both a number and the numerical digit used to represent that number in numerals. The idea to use zero as a number was probably not recognized until the early centuries C.E., when the Hindus and Arabs tried to solve mathematical equations and organized a systematic study of the properties of operations on numbers. In about 850 C.E. Mahavir, a Hindu mathematician, wrote in his book |

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