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Topic: Re: In "square root of -1", should we say "minus 1" or "negative
1"?

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Joe Niederberger

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Re: In "square root of -1", should we say "minus 1" or "negative
1"?

Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:08 AM
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>And so to say that that the theorem itself (and not merely such a particular proof of it) is based on such is not right.

I said the sign rule for multiplying negative integers is not based on the fact that integers have a magnitude (together with a sign.) You think it is?

Joe N



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