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# Could you please give a real life exampleWhy is plus multiplied by minus minus?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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13y ago

Let's say that if you increase your money on a transaction you have a "positive profit", if you lose money, you have a loss, which we will call a "negative profit". Let's say your profit is minus 100. If you repeat the transaction with a loss 5 times, you will still have a loss - in this case, the profit is minus 500.

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