On Friday, September 15, 2017 at 6:23:14 AM UTC+2, mitchr...@gmail.com wrote: > On Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8:59:20 PM UTC-7, William Elliot wrote: > > On Wed, 13 Sep 2017, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > > On Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 3:38:08 AM UTC+2, mitch wrote: > > > > > > You cannot take away more quantity than is there. > > > > Straightforward, if you have 5 apples you cannot > > > > take away more than 5 that are not there. > > > > > > > > So negatives exist only as subtraction operations from their > > > > equal or greater positive or absolute values. > > > > > > > > Imaginary math is exactly that; Imagination. > > > > The i in the complex plane is not a quantity that exists > > > > but only its coefficient is. > > > > > > > > Mitchell Raemsch > > > > > > Mathematics does not concern itself with reality so I can have 9 subtract 200 and I have -191. Simple isn't it? > > That is your fantasy of a mathematical reality... > > > As Mitchell Raemsch counts on his fingers, he can't count negative > > numbers without losing fingers. Thus to keep his fingers, he cannot > > allow any negative numbers. He is limited to positive thinking. > > That is right. But we must redefine what negativity is. > The only possibility is you must start off with a positive quantity that a negativity quantity "subtraction operation" equal or less than the positive's absolute value. You cannot take away more than is there.
No, that is mathematics, it has nothing to do with reality. Learn that your juvenile idea of it does not apply to mathematics.