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NEgative and positive numbers

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Posted: March 16, 2014, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

Can someone explain to me what it means or how the calculations come out for 7 is the negative opposite of 4?   I've been racking my brain trying to grasp this and don't understand how to do the math on this   Also, what are the other opposites?

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    Posted: March 16, 2014, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

    do you mean something like this ? +4 ,then from +4 to -4 are 8 spaces ... 4,3,2,1,0,-1,-2,-3,-4.This is all i can think of....

    or maybe is in the substraction of negatives like -7 = -3 +(-4) ?

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      Posted: March 16, 2014, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

      I'm really not sure. I was reading an article and the statement was made so I. Trying t make sense out of it

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        Posted: March 21, 2014, 12:47 am - IP Logged

        The more I think about this it makes me wonder if it's a misprint of what could be the mirror of a number hmmm....

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          The more I think about this it makes me wonder if it's a misprint of what could be the mirror of a number hmmm....

          where is that article ? i may decipher more...


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            Posted: March 26, 2014, 2:09 am - IP Logged

            01234567890123456789012345567890
                            $  ??    $

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              Posted: March 26, 2014, 9:16 am - IP Logged

              where is that article ? i may decipher more...

              It was in the local colleges library. Didn't copy

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                Posted: April 5, 2014, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                I love your construct.   But it seems to go only left.    from 4 to 8 left there are 7 spaces when we include the numbers themselves.  ANd you chose the question marks as 4 spaces from either left or right (good).  But then, what of the sequence after the 4 with the $ underneath?  THe last, after the 0, should be starting from 0 and down 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

                Thus, we are balanced on both left and right

                0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 ----------5 6 7 8 9 0

                                     $   

                0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0  -------> here, as continuation, we merely count down, since we are not repeating the string, and not counting the start pos.

                            $                   $

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                  Posted: April 5, 2014, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                  and then there is, it doesn't matter or purpose to say that 7 is negative opposite of 4....   so can any other number be opposite of ...

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                    Posted: April 9, 2014, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                    Skyline69,

                    I think it is not in concerning about calculation; it is merely a showing that all the numbers are included into 0-cannot out be out of this scope. You can see like this, count back from +1 to -7<- (there are 4positions (so you get 4)in negative side:

                    -0,-1,-2,-3,-4,-5-6,-7,-8,-9-0+1,+2,+3,+4,+5,+6,+7,+8,+9.

                    0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9....(0 to 9 running within this scope.)

                    0 is the centre, left is negative (-), right is the positive (+).

                    You  count from +1 backward +1,0,-9,-8,->(-7)=4 positions.) I think this is the answer you want?!

                    I can't help any more, if this is not the answer! Sorry!

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