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UnkleRhaukus

  • 3 years ago

what is the difference between negative and minus

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  1. ilikephysics2
    • 3 years ago
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    there is no difference bro

  2. ilikephysics2
    • 3 years ago
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    i dont think there is its the same

  3. UnkleRhaukus
    • 3 years ago
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    well i just watched a (logic) lecture where the professor stressed that the difference was important, even thought he failed to explain what is was

  4. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    negative is a state, minus is a operator

  5. ilikephysics2
    • 3 years ago
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    they are basically the same though

  6. sauravshakya
    • 3 years ago
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    Negative means false

  7. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    it can be true also, if the original is false hehe in logic, id like to think, negative as opposite direction, and minus is just a removal of some part, from the whole

  8. akash_809
    • 3 years ago
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    i think ganesh is right, you can say theta squre root of a negative numbers is not defined, but you can't say that square root of minus number or minus of a numer is not defined, so you can't use negative and minus synonymously.

  9. akash_809
    • 3 years ago
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    sry its that the instaed of theta in previous comment

  10. UnkleRhaukus
    • 3 years ago
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    so a minus requires a reference point?

  11. akash_809
    • 3 years ago
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    @UnkleRhaukus yes obviously minus would require a refrence point as far as i know.

  12. UnkleRhaukus
    • 3 years ago
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    and in the case that no reference pint has been specified , why can't we always assume it is zero?

  13. akash_809
    • 3 years ago
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    you can always assume that, but the only point i tried to make was that minus and negative can't be used interchangibly,

  14. akash_809
    • 3 years ago
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    so you can't say they are the same

  15. UnkleRhaukus
    • 3 years ago
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    what is a single example where it matters ?

  16. UnkleRhaukus
    • 3 years ago
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    i want an example

  17. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    suppose b is positive, negative b means, b IS negative minus b means, b is positive, but we just removing the quantity b from ?

  18. UnkleRhaukus
    • 3 years ago
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    from the origin-al zero

  19. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    yes from the original zero, its a must i guess when we talk negative numbers to take 0 as reference hmm

  20. dianosaur
    • 3 years ago
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    minus is the actual operation of subtracting numbers. The negative sign indicates the integer. For example 5 - (-3). The - in the middle is the minus and the - in the bracket would be the negative. You could consider them as being the same honestly. If you look at 5 - 3, it could be re-written as 5 - (+3) and so on.

  21. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1349329129825:dw|

  22. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1349329163496:dw|

  23. UnkleRhaukus
    • 3 years ago
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    \[\large\ddot\eta\]

  24. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1349329183017:dw|

  25. ganeshie8
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    |dw:1349329235832:dw|

  26. ganeshie8
    • 3 years ago
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    though, with reference to 5, the top quantity is less, its not a -ve state. where as, the bottom quantity IS in -ve state. coz its in opposite direction.

  27. shubhamsrg
    • 3 years ago
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    well there is a grammatical difference atleast.. suppose you have 5 and 3 5 minus 3 makes sense,, but 5 negative 3 ? will that be right ?

  28. Kimberlina
    • 3 years ago
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    negative makes a number opposite of positive of positive and minus is the reason a question is subtraction

  29. shunyao
    • 3 years ago
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    i think minus is a algorithms ,and negative is a description of the results of this algorithms

  30. UnkleRhaukus
    • 3 years ago
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    \[\Large\begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\\ \Psi&\neg\Psi\\ \hline \\T&F\\ F&T\\\hline\end{array}\]

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