Properties of zero


The two properties of zero are the addition property and the multiplication property.

Addition property:

The addition property says that a number does not change when adding or subtracting zero from that number

Examples

2 + 0 = 2

12 + 0 = 12

5 − 0 = 5

48 − 0 = 48

0 + 1 = 1

0 − 9 = - 9

x + 0 = x

(a + b) + 0 = a + b

Additive inverse property

If you add two numbers and the sum is zero, we call the two numbers additive inverses or opposites of each other

For example, 2 is the additive inverse of -2 because 2 + -2 = 0

-2 is also the additive inverse of 2 because -2 + 2 = 0

Multiplication property

The multiplication property says that zero times any number is equal to zero

Examples

2 × 0 = 0

0 × 12 = 0

-5 × 0 = 0

23344555677888882 × 0 = 0

x × 0 = 0

(x + y + z + r )× 0 = 0

Recent Articles

  1. Why Multiply before Adding when doing PEMDAS

    Oct 02, 19 04:34 PM

    Why multiply before adding? The common sense behind doing multiplication before addition

    Read More

New math lessons

Your email is safe with us. We will only use it to inform you about new math lessons.

                                 Follow me on Pinterest

K-12 math tests

Everything you need to prepare for an important exam!

K-12 tests, GED math test, basic math tests, geometry tests, algebra tests. 

Real Life Math Skills

Learn about investing money, budgeting your money, paying taxes, mortgage loans, and even the math involved in playing baseball.