# Zero Property of Addition - Definition and Examples

The zero property of addition, also called identity property for addition, states that the sum of any number and zero is equal to the number.

In other words, for any number a, a + 0 = a

## Examples showing the zero property of addition

5 + 0 = 5

-20 + 0 = -20

2/3 + 0 = 2/3

89584 + 0 = 89584

The zero property of addition can also apply to numerical and algebraic expressions.

The sum of any numerical or algebraic expression and 0 is equal to the numerical expression or the algebraic expression.

## More examples showing the zero property of addition

(25 + 8) + 0 = (25 + 8)

(6x^{4} - 12x^{3} + x + 14) + 0 = (6x^{4} - 12x^{3} + x + 14)

(10 ÷ 2 + 5) + 0 = (10 ÷ 2 + 5)

(e^{4xy} - y) + 0 = (e^{4xy} - y)

The zero property of addition is also called addition property of zero.

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