# Re: DOUBLE NEGATIVE

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Posted by Purgetory on October 03, 2002 at 10:17:58:

In Reply to: DOUBLE NEGATIVE posted by Jmiah on October 03, 2002 at 09:55:17:

: : Before I start: you deserve NO HELP for being so damn careless...

: : : 2. ([4*8-5=2]^2)-(3-6-(7^2)*9
: : : My answer= [1285]
: : : Their answer= [397]

: : your ([4*8-5=2]^2) is probably (4*8-5+2)^2 : the + and = on same key
: : so that's 29^2 = 841

: : your (3-6-(7^2)*9 is probably (-3+6+9(-7)^2)
: : so that's 3 + 9(49) = 3 + 441 = 444

: : 841 - 444 = 397

: : Has your damn math book been damaged by rain or something?

: NO.
: You did the same thing they did, forgot the double negative.

: You are right, that was supposed to be a +, not an =.
: Now, after you simplify, you have:
: (841)-(-444)=1285, because 3-6-441=-444, and when you subtract a negative, its like adding a positive. Right?!?!?

NO not right!!! -- = + for example 1-(-1)=2
but -1-1= -2!!!! do you have a calculator??

• Sorry Jmiah 10:21:27 10/03/02 (1)

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