#3**+5 **

no, 12 is bigger

$${\mathtt{100}}{\mathtt{\,\small\textbf+\,}}{\mathtt{12}} = {\mathtt{112}}$$

but

$${\mathtt{100}}{\mathtt{\,-\,}}\left({\mathtt{30}}\right) = {\mathtt{70}}$$

so 12 is bigger than -30

Guest Aug 22, 2015

#4**+5 **

This is not always true. If someone owes money then they have a debt. That means they have negative money.

If someone have a debt of $100 and someone else have a debt $1000 then -1000 is bigger than -100.

Is someone have money then they have credit so they have a negative debt so adding more positive money make a bigger negative debt

If someone dig two holes the bigger hole have less dirt, and less mean more negative. For a hole then more negative is bigger. If you make mounds of dirt when digging the hole then bigger is more positive.

If you fill in the hole it become smaller and if you keep adding dirt it become a negative hole so adding more positive dirt to it make it more negative.

This is weird but it is true. It all depend on how you look at it I guess

Bigger is not really a math word

Dragonlance
Aug 22, 2015

#5**+5 **

Thank you Dragonlance for that great analysis.

And yes, Dragonlance is absolutely correct.

Which just reinforces the fact that mathematics can be very confusing :)

For your purposes Dasiy, the further to the right on the number line that it is the greater that the numbe is :

So $$12>-30$$ 12 is to the right of -30 on the number line so it is greater in value than -30.

Melody
Aug 22, 2015

#7**0 **

Melody give you points Anon but she did not say it is bigger than. Melody say it is greater than.

What Melody say is true. What you say maybe is true and maybe it is not true so it is not always bigger.

Greater than is maths words. Bigger than is not maths words.

Here is some things to think about when using maths words.

Amoebas multiply by dividing

Now answer this

If you have 10 rabbits and divided them by 2 how many rabbits do you have?

It is 20 rabbits.

Dragonlance
Aug 22, 2015

#8**0 **

QUOTE FROM DRAGONLANCE:

"If you have 10 rabbits and divided them by 2 how many rabbits do you have?

It is 20 rabbits. "

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Hang on Drangonlance.

If you have 10 rabbits and you divide them by 2 you have only 5 rabbits !!

If you have 10 rabbits and you divide them by 1/2 THEN you have 20 rabbits!!

Maybe the pain killers that you are taking for you back are making your brain not work properly ?

Melody
Aug 22, 2015

#9**0 **

Well using the math for amoebas it seems like it should be true.

I know rabbits are not amoebas, but rabbits never divide they only multiply so the answer is still 20. hahahaha

Both of the pills works good for the pain. One changes my attitude and helps me sleep. It says not to drink alcohol while taking it. I wonder what happens if you do. My dad has some moonshine in his den. I might try some and find out. I let you know.

Dragonlance
Aug 22, 2015

#10**0 **

Well if I do not see you one the forum in the next day of two I will assume that you are unconscious.

I would worry but I know your little sister will make sure you are well looked after :)

Melody
Aug 22, 2015

#11**0 **

You know Miss Melody, if I make that smart butt joke in the hearing of one of my teachers at school I would probaly have to go to a alcohol and drug education program for three weeks. hahahaha

Dragonlance
Aug 22, 2015

#12**0 **

I could suggest to you parents that they keep the alcohol with their guns so that you would be better protected but since I assume you are from the USA I expect that would be the least safe place :/

Some teachers have no sense of houmour do they Dragonlance :)

Let me guess where you are from, maybe Iowa or South Dakota?

Melody
Aug 22, 2015

#13**0 **

I live a little ways east of Atlanta Ga. People from every where in the world live here.

We not stupid about guns. MY dad have a gun safe. He mostly only keep guns and ammo in there, but not any alcohol. I carry a rifle when I am running fence or in the woods looking for strays. I do that since I was 12.

He have a refrigerator in the den. He keep some beer in there. He not drink it much it is mostly for friends who visit. His moonshine jug is on the mantel. He not worried about me drinking it because it is not mine and I would not take it without asking. I not about to ask either. hahaha

The moonshine jug was a gift to him from a long time ago way before I was born. He not ever open it. He say he might open it on my 21 birthday.

I will have to let you know about the teachers. I am only geting to know real ones in the last few weeks. :)

Dragonlance
Aug 22, 2015

#14**0 **

No no no, Melody, the US may be unsafe

but Mexico is more dangerous

how do i know: ive been there

TheJoker
Aug 22, 2015