Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Math foo

Will somebody explain the logic behind two negatives making a positive.



In other words, can you give me a real-life example of -2x-2 = 4, something along the lines of You have two apples, and your friend has four....



Please, this is driving me crazy.

3 comments:

Bob said...

Mult by minus mean a change of ownership, so if you change that twice you're back at the original person.

Peelu said...

Maths is abstract and doesn't need real life examples. The more you ask these kind of stupid questions in Maths, the more foolish you will look.

- Nilu'vin Shishyan Peelu.

Natesh said...

great minds think alike. Ive been having this question too! let me know if you find an answer