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If y stands for the date 12 B.C.,what will -4y stand for?

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  1. Edutopia
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    express B.C. as a point on a number line with year 0 as 0

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    i really don't get any of these

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  3. Edutopia
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    What would BC be on a number line? Left of zero or right of zero?

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    left of zero

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  5. Edutopia
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    So it is negative...

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  6. AmberCat21
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    but I think there is no negative date

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  7. Edutopia
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    a negative times a negative is a positive. either way we just said that our negative date is BC :)

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    so the y is negative?..oh now I get it

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  9. Edutopia
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    yes the y is negative because BC would be a "negative" (left of zero) date

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    so it would be A.D. then?

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  11. Edutopia
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    Yes, 48AD

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