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If the product of two whole numbers is zero, can we say that one or both of them will be zero?

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If the product of two whole numbers is zero, can we say that one or both of them will be zero?
posted Aug 27, 2016 by anonymous

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If a×b=0
Then the conclusions are
1) a=0, b= any non zero integer.
2) case 1 with a and b switched.
3) both are 0.

answer Aug 28, 2016 by Tejas Naik
–2 votes

one no only will be zero;if both nos are zero the result will be infinitive

answer Aug 28, 2016 by Gangadharan Kv
Multiplication can be translated to addition in the following way.
For instance 2*3 = 6
This can be written in its additive form as
2*3=6=2+2+2 (2 added three times)
Or 3*2= 3+3 (3 added twice)
Both statements are equally valid

Similarly 3*0=0 (It's 3 added 0 times not even once so starting from zero the sum remains at 0)

And 0*0 means 0 added 0 times which is zero.

So clearly 0*0 can't be infinite.
–2 votes

Only when ONE number is ZERO.
0 x 0 = Indeterminate

answer Sep 1, 2016 by anonymous
Try it out in a calculator.



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