Tag Archives: multiplication

Minus times minus is plus

I’ve seen several recent posts wondering about an intuitive explanation for the fact that “a minus times a minus equal to a plus”. I understand why people would wonder about this—the way it’s often taught, it seems to be just … Continue reading

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Ways to multiply

Ξ at 360 has a couple of posts (with more to come!) listing a bunch of different algorithms for performing multiplication. Did you even know there was more than one? Would you be surprised to learn that over the years, … Continue reading

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