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Q: What cultures where the first to use negative numbers and what contributions did they make?

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China is the first documented case in 200 BC

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Negative times negative equals positive. Positive times positive equals positive. Positive times negative equals negative. If you have more than two numbers, multiply the first two and then apply these rules to each successive number in turn.

The difference between two negative numbers is negative if the second number ( the number you are subtracting from the first) is less in value than the first. For example (-3) - ( -2) = -3 + 2 = -1 (-3) - (-4) = -3 + 4 = + 1

The biggest negative goes first For example, -45, -3, 2, 24

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China is the first documented case in 200 BC

The first place to use negative integers was China around 200 B.C

The oldest published uses of negative numbers are from China, written sometime during the Han Dynasty (202 BC to 220 AD). They were used in India as early as the 7th century AD.

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0-(first #)-(2nd #)

Negative numbers do not show up much in the real world unless someone is trying to figure out a problem. The numbers were first discovered by the Indian civilization.

China and india

0,16,32,48,64,80,96,112,128,144 This is, excluding negative numbers.

Negative times negative equals positive. Positive times positive equals positive. Positive times negative equals negative. If you have more than two numbers, multiply the first two and then apply these rules to each successive number in turn.

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