# Is zero imaginary or not? I think it is because #0=0i# where #i# is iota. If it is imaginary then why every venn diagram of real and imaginary numbers on internet is disjoint. However, it should be overlapping.

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Aug 29, 2017

Zero is a real number because it exists in the real plane, ie, the real number line. 8

#### Explanation:

Your definition of an imaginary number is incorrect.

An **imaginary** number is of the form

A **complex** number is of the form **purely imaginary**.

A real number, as stated above, is a number which has no imaginary parts. This means that the coefficient of

Also, iota is an adjective meaning a small amount. We do not use it to denote the imaginary unit. Instead,