# SOLUTION: I am totally confused here! In the 9th century, Mahavira declared that n-0 equals n. Explain why this makes sense. Why might he not have considered 0-n. I understand how Maha

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 Question 32678: I am totally confused here! In the 9th century, Mahavira declared that n-0 equals n. Explain why this makes sense. Why might he not have considered 0-n. I understand how Mahavira was involved but I can not find any reference to his thoughts on this equation. Answer by benni1013(197)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Identity property. Anything minus zero is itself. Zero minus anything is a negative number.