Is zero discrete?
Natural numbers are known as discrete numbers since they are a countable set. Zero is a member of the natural numbers, hence zero is discrete.
I would think that any single object is "discrete", but perhaps I am using a different definition of "discrete".
What definition are you using?
Zero is a real number too!
Anyway, I think the question is meaningless. Discreteness isn't a property of a single number!
I have a simple counting question and the use of decimals. Possibly I want to count decimal fractions differently for the purposes of defining the range of something. A different number line of a kind? Folded eventually. Does this seem like a practical forum to ask this type of question?
Yes, just open a new thread for your question.
Quantized. I'll open a new thread from here on
It is a quantity. Correct me if its not that please.
What is a quantity? If you mean discreteness, then no, its a concept!
I mean I can have zero of something
You started by asking 'Is 0 discrete'. I asked what definition of 'discrete' you are using and you responded "quantized". That is a term used in Quantum Physics and is meaningless here. Now you are asking whether '0' is a quantity. Yes, if you ask a store owner, "how many boxes of cigars do you have", the store owner could well answer, 'none'. '0' is definitely a 'quantity'.
What is X?
I mean like a algebra teacher refers to the quantity X.
You mean the variable X?
Yes but not variable Zero
Zero is not a variable -- it is a constant, just like 1 or 5 or -213.7 or ##\pi##. A variable can represent an arbitrary number*. Zero is a very specific number.
* - My context here is elementary algebra of the real number line, so I'm not considering variables outside that realm.
i didn't state varied zero. Constant zero. I wasn't being funny
You said "variable Zero" in post #16, which I quote again, below. How else was I to interpret "variable Zero"?
Perhaps you could tell us what are studying and how you came to asking about zero being discrete.
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