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What is zero? Getting something from nothing with Hannah Fry

21/02/2022 10:02 PM | Click to read full article

Once upon a time, zero wasn't really a number. It's journey to the fully fledged number we know and love today was meandering one. Today, zero is both placeholder, and tool, within our number system signifying an absence of value, and as a number in its own right. 

Is zero really a number? How did it come about? Hannah Fry tells the story of how zero went from nothing to something.