Instead of zero equaling 1 - 1, I should have stated it was 1 + (-1) instead. I am still right however about it equaling an absolute value of 2 or almost and it is not "nothing". That 1 and -1 are the smallest numbers or quanta in our number system and all numbers are derived from them. 2 is equal to 1 + 1 for example, and 3 is 1 + 1 + 1.
Decimals and fractions are ideas and are not "real". They are also composed and are derived from 1. What is 0.1 again and where did that "1" come from? Looking at the number line 0 has to go from 1 to negative one and have an absolute value of two. 1 exists on the number line from it to 2 and has a value or magnitude of "1". Below 1 there is nothing or not a "whole" unit even though we all agree that there is a magnitude of 1 between it and zero and another between it and negative one.
Also, I know about the other forms of multiplying by zero. For example, 3 x 0 would be 0 + 0 + 0 = 0, which works as an idea, but when it comes to reality fails. We had 3 of something did we not? If you took 3 dollars out of your pocket, I then multiplied those 3 dollars by zero, and made them go away. Would you be ok and agree with that math? Why would you want your 3 dollars back? I thought I made them disappear and equal zero. How do we create a "working" system again?
A perfect one that requires no external energy to run or else life as we know it should not exist. It is hard if not impossible to make a potential or to do any "work" from random motion.