Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p  TOPIC_SOLVED

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Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p

Postby nicknation on Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:29 pm

Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a positive value.
I need a written narrative
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Re: Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p

Postby DAiv on Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:55 pm

Hi Nick, welcome to the forums.

The simple answer is that it doesn't. I think there's been a mistake somewhere.


A negative times a negative equals a positive.

and

A negative plus a negative equals a negative.


Assuming there's been a transcription error, which of these should it have been?


DAiv

P.S. Note that 'negative' has the letter 'a' in the middle.
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Re: Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p

Postby nicknation on Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:04 pm

yeh its times not plus. sry
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Re: Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby DAiv on Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:03 pm

nicknation wrote:yeh its times not plus. sry


There are a number of ways to answer this listed here and here, so I'd suggest choosing the one that makes the most sense to you and rewriting it in your own words.


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