
Re: 1 x 1 ?
Posted:
Jan 22, 2009 12:39 PM


Tay wrote:
> 1 *1 = 1 huh? > > Well, think of it like this: > > The minus (negative) signs cancel eachother out: > > (1)(1)= > > [()()](1x1)= > > So then, multiply the + and numbers: > > (+)(1x1)= > > You've got positive 1: > > +1 > > It's so simple.
It's simpler than what you wrote. The signs don't cancel. Indeed, this begs the question of how what exists (the two negative signs) can change to a state of not existing. Instead, the two negative signs combine to form a positive sign:   becomes, after rotating one of the negative signs so that it is perpendicular to the other negative sign, +.
It's that simple.
Dave L. Renfro

