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Q: What does negative one third mean in a number line?

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the number is negative.

yesrer324: it depends what way you mean. look at it like this.taking away a negative number from a negative number means you would go up the number number line just as positive numbers go up the number line.

The separater to make the negative and positive numbers opposites?

If a line has a negative slope it is going 'down hill' and if it has a positive slope it is going 'up hill'

This is NOT a proof, just an explanation. Imagine you are on a number line and you are walking. Multiplying x*y is taking x steps, each of size y. Negative steps are interpreted by requriring you to face the negative end of the line before you start walking and negative step sizes are backward where backward is heel first. This mean to find, -x*-y you stand on zero, face in the negative direction, and then take x backward steps, each of size y.

One line is usually a negative reading. You are not pregnant.

Yes, it does.

Yes, it can.

It means that the number is negative. Negative numbers are always under 0.

When comparing negative numbers or a negative number and a positive number, the word "smaller" is confusing because it is unclear whether you mean that the number is less than another number or that the absolute value of the number is less than the absolute value of another number. You should use the phrase "less than" instead. A number's absolute value is how far it is from zero; for negative numbers think of it as the number without the negative sign. Negative eleven is less than negative three because negative eleven is farther left on the number line, but the absolute value of negative three, which is shown as |-3|, is less than the absolute value of negative eleven because negative three is closer to zero.

it means negative ....in the medical field

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