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Re: In "square root of 1", should we say "minus 1" or "negative 1"?
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Dec 4, 2012 11:48 AM


On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Joe Niederberger <niederberger@comcast.net> wrote: > Joe N says: > "In fact it emphasizes the fact the rule is based on the signs alone." > > Paul Tanner III says: > This is not correct. > > Who's talking about ring axioms other than you Paul? > I could explain exactly what I mean above but I don't think you could follow because the things your own mind inserts into the proceedings keep getting in the way. That's not something I can correct. Read the Martinez book, maybe, show that you can follow it, then maybe we can discuss. >
Fact: The integers are a ring. And so all that is true or false about rings is true or false about the integers.
As I in
"Re: In "square root of 1", should we say "minus 1" or "negative 1"?" http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7932159
pointed out, what you said is false about rings, and so it is false about the integers.



