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# HELP!!!

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Find the error, it's impossible

000

111

222

333

444

555

666

777

888

999

I don't know the answer BUT I got to figure it out it is driving me crazy

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It's 000. There would be no such number. 0 is a placeholder concept and therefore must have something preceed the multiple zeros, or just one will suffice.

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I thought that 0 is a number but that it is a number without value. i may be wrong, but i think that i remember that from school.

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It's not a number in the traditional sense. Some cultures had no concept of zero. It's merely a placeholder for empty value. If you have one apple, what do you see? If you take away one, what do you see? You don't see an apple, but you know that is what we are talking about, so you use the concept "zero apples" in your mind to make the nothingness in front of you corrospond to the topic of discussion.

Zero is just a concept for a "placeholder." Therefore 000 would not be proper unless you are using them for placeholders for the ones, tens, and hundreds spaces, which would necessitate something more than hundreds. Otherwise, just 0 would suffice. In that list, 000 is the improper notation.

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If this was taken off a social networking site then there are often posts such as this one that say after u forward this to everyone in your address book then the answer will reveal itself when there actually is no fault it is just a silly chain letter.

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they are all right about zero place holder.

Zero was not represented by the Grrek mathmaticians back in the old days.

0 (zero) came from India, which does make you wonder if anything good came from India, could you reply NOTHING came from India? Further, numeric glyphs we use today are from Arabic, Q. did anything come from there either. Would the anwer be infinite???

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....Further, numeric glyphs we use today are from Arabic...
I read somewhere that the actual numbers we use in the western world actually came from India via Alexander the great. Old Indian numbers are much more like our numbers than old arabic numbers (which havent actually changed all that much in the last two centuries).

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Zero used to be the same as null, now zero and null are different concepts, though to the ancients, it was the same, as writersblock was saying, at least I think so.

Though zero is most definitely a number in Modern Times, I assure you

But we have certain notations of writing numbers. We could do:

00000000023.781000000000000

but we just write "23.781"

0 is an assumed value for an empty digit, in other words

just like 'x' is assumed to be '1x^1'

and (using 'v' as the root operator) v4 is assumed to have a little 2 making it a square root of 4

etc

there are a lot of assumed things in math. A lot.

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