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smallest integer written with two digits....

Postby marty.frmn on Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:19 pm

Can you name the smallest integer that can be written with two digits????
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Postby stapel_eliz on Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:29 pm

Do you mean "smallest in absolute value", or "least"?

What are your thoughts? Where are you having difficulty?

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Re: smallest integer written with two digits....

Postby marty.frmn on Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:03 pm

well my 1st thought was 10.... but then i thought that the question doesn't say anything about positive or negative then i thought -99 . what do you say for this answer????
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Postby stapel_eliz on Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:07 pm

I would say that you should ask what is the definition, for this exercise, of "smallest". :wink:
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Re: smallest integer written with two digits....

Postby marty.frmn on Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:13 pm

well it just says the smallest number that can be written with two digits.... i think the the correct answer should be -99.
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