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 September 8th, 2018, 07:34 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, 08:08 PM #2 Math Team   Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,502 Thanks: 2511 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra Pass the blunt. Thanks from Joppy
 September 8th, 2018, 08:11 PM #3 Newbie   Joined: Apr 2014 From: Edmonton Posts: 11 Thanks: 0 So... you don't like my idea? Aliens love it!
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September 9th, 2018, 04:47 AM   #5
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 Originally Posted by Pegleggedninja I can't seem to find any application in natural math.
An aeroplane requires a windspeed of $v$ to take off. Given a wind strength of $w$, what groundspeed does it need to achieve to lift off?

September 10th, 2018, 03:46 AM   #6
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Ha!.. Didn't get the reference until now.

September 10th, 2018, 04:58 AM   #7
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 Originally Posted by Pegleggedninja What do you guys think?
What about zero?

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