Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
Drexel University or The Math Forum.



Re: In "square root of 1", should we say "minus 1" or "negative 1"?
Posted:
Dec 3, 2012 9:26 AM


R.H. says: >Here are three cases for your enjoyment.
Three cases showing you can either derive the infamous rule assuming certain other rules are givens, or mappings to what are supposedly more common sense like mental images, or maybe something else entirely.
R.H. says: >If both terms are a negative then it is repeated subtraction twice, which is back to repeated addition.
Well, that saying  something, not sure what.
Joe



