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8-59.

What is special about the number zero? Think about this as you answer the questions below

**.**Homework Help ✎Find each sum:

0 + 3 =

−7 + 0 =

0 + 6 =

0 + (−2) =

What is special about adding zero? Write a sentence that begins, “When you add zero to a number, …”

Julia is thinking of two numbers

*a*and*b*. When she adds them together, she gets a sum of*b*. Does that tell you anything about either of Julia’s numbers?Find each product:

3 · 0 =

(−7) · 0 =

0 · 6 =

0 · (−2) =

What is special about multiplying by zero? Write a sentence that begins, “When you multiply a number by zero, …”

What did you notice about each of the answers in part (a)?

When you multiply a number by zero, … *the result is always 0.*