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# NEgative and positive numbers

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Krypton
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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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nj
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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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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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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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01234567890123456789012345567890
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Krypton
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where is that article ? i may decipher more...

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

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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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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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