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Infinite decadic numbers

To recap: we’ve now defined the decadic metric on integers by where is not divisible by 10, and also . According to this metric, two numbers are close when their difference is decadically small. So, for example, and are at … Continue reading

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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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