View Full Version : since when did 0 become a positive integer?

09-07-2004, 10:37 PM
Barrons' pg337 Q16
The ans is column A because supposedly 0 is a positive integer.

Key Fact A26 states "0 is the only number thats neither positive nor negative"
Barrons provides explanations that belie its own statements :mad:

09-08-2004, 06:49 AM
You are getting it wrong. While taking integers that satisfy the conditions given, for column 2 , we take 0 also , not because 0 is a positive number, but because 0 is an even integer.Refer key fact A26 again.

Thus the product for second column is 0 whereas for column 1 is some positive number.

09-08-2004, 07:07 AM
oh dang! i confused positive / negative for even / odd in a somnolent state. i get it now :D