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September 8th, 2018, 06:34 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: Edmonton Posts: 11 Thanks: 0  Reciprocal rather than opposite?
Okay, so I've been struggling with the idea of negative numbers. I can't seem to find any application in natural math. Of course there's debt and banking, and zero sum in game theory. I suggest, instead, a reciprocal number line. 1/1, 2/1, 3/1, 4/1, 5/1... 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5... What do you guys think? 
September 8th, 2018, 07:08 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,685 Thanks: 2666 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra 
Pass the blunt.

September 8th, 2018, 07:11 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2014 From: Edmonton Posts: 11 Thanks: 0 
So... you don't like my idea? Aliens love it!

September 8th, 2018, 09:57 PM  #4 
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September 9th, 2018, 03:47 AM  #5 
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