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AmberCat21

  • 3 years ago

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

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  1. Edutopia
    • 3 years ago
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    express B.C. as a point on a number line with year 0 as 0

  2. AmberCat21
    • 3 years ago
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    i really don't get any of these

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

  4. AmberCat21
    • 3 years ago
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    left of zero

  5. Edutopia
    • 3 years ago
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    So it is negative...

  6. AmberCat21
    • 3 years ago
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    but I think there is no negative date

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

  8. AmberCat21
    • 3 years ago
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    so the y is negative?..oh now I get it

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

  10. AmberCat21
    • 3 years ago
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    so it would be A.D. then?

  11. Edutopia
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes, 48AD

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