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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Community Discussion Water Cooler Why does the inequality reverse when dividing by a negative number? Reply To: Why does the inequality reverse when dividing by a negative number?

  • Mary Manske

    Member
    January 25, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Thanks @patrick-kosal –I like the idea of reversing the number line (and the explanation of why) as well as the scale idea (in another post there). I think that makes it a lot clearer as opposed to just “that’s what happens!” even when I can prove it.