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Topic: No Below Zero... or a name for the absence of quantity...
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 Dan Christensen Posts: 8,219 Registered: 7/9/08
Re: No Below Zero... or a name for the absence of quantity...
Posted: Oct 2, 2017 11:07 PM
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On Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:44:19 PM UTC-4, mitchr...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Monday, October 2, 2017 at 4:20:55 PM UTC-7, Dan Christensen wrote:
> > On Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:09:34 PM UTC-4, mitchr...@gmail.com wrote:
> > > On Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 12:59:08 PM UTC-7, Dan Christensen wrote:
> > > > On Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3:39:41 PM UTC-4, mitchr...@gmail.com wrote:
> > > > > You cannot take away more than is there.
> > > > > You cannot subtract more quantity is there.
> > > > > You can only subtract an equal or less quantity
> > > > > than is there.
> > > > >

> > > >
> > > > Do you experience freezing temperatures where you live? Where I live in Canada, temperatures range from about -25 C in the winter (colder than your refrigerator freezer) to 33 C in the summer. That's a difference of 58 C. Does that not make sense to you?

> > >
> > > I don't want to be in an absolute zero...
> > > There is No below in math either.
> > >

> >
> > You can try to do engineering and science without negative numbers.

>
> You need subtractions. That's all...
>

Try writing a physics textbook without negative numbers. It would be really quite useless and confusing as hell, but what would you care?

Dan

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