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Old 09-07-2019, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by RaftPeople View Post
It's an arbitrary set with some made up definition that could easily have included or not included zero, it could have excluded negative numbers, etc.

If someone had asked me to provide the definition for the following things, i would have failed at all of them:
1 - Whole numbers
2 - Natural numbers
3 - Even numbers
Again, you do not know the actual questions used and are purely guessing to come up with a excuse that is still very, very inadequate.

Binary numbers and parity are very important in Computer Science. If you don't know that zero is even you are in deep, deep trouble.

It's like not knowing the atomic number of hydrogen when you're an upper division Chemistry major. Hardly obscure trivia.