AmberCat21
If y stands for the date 12 B.C.,what will 4y stand for?



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

AmberCat21
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i really don't get any of these

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

AmberCat21
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left of zero

Edutopia
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So it is negative...

AmberCat21
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but I think there is no negative date

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

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

AmberCat21
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so it would be A.D. then?

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Yes, 48AD