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anonymous

  • one year ago

can you describe multiplying and dividing signed numbers in the real world?

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  1. anonymous
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    @triciaal

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    @ccieux @JoannaBlackwelder

  3. JoannaBlackwelder
    • one year ago
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    Hm, well, one way to look at negative number is less than a "0" standard value. Like some places are lower than sea level, or a negative height.

  4. JoannaBlackwelder
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    So, if you wanted to compare two places under sea level,

  5. JoannaBlackwelder
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    You could multiply the height by a factor to find how many times lower one place is than the other.

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    okay and can you explain what opposite numbers are?

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    @JoannaBlackwelder

  8. JoannaBlackwelder
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    Opposite numbers? Like numbers with the same magnitude but different signs?

  9. anonymous
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    yes

  10. JoannaBlackwelder
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    That's it, like 9 and -9

  11. anonymous
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    okay but can you explain what they are in words

  12. JoannaBlackwelder
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    numbers with the same magnitude but different signs

  13. anonymous
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    ok thanks !

  14. JoannaBlackwelder
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    No worries

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