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September 8th, 2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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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?
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So... you don't like my idea? Aliens love it!
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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?
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Ha!.. Didn't get the reference until now.
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What do you guys think?
What about zero?
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