Date: Dec 4, 2012 12:08 AM Author: Joe Niederberger Subject: Re: In "square root of -1", should we say "minus 1" or "negative<br> 1"? >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