1. Algebra 1 Help

Write a number to represent each of the following situations. Then write the opposite and a number to represent it.

A gain of 5 Yards. Number:______

Opposite:_______ Number:______

A profit of $100. Number:______ Opposite:_______ Number:______ Thanks! 2. Originally Posted by bdubb Write a number to represent each of the following situations. Then write the opposite and a number to represent it. A gain of 5 Yards. Number:______ Opposite:_______ Number:______ A profit of$100. Number:______

Opposite:_______ Number:______

Thanks!
gains and profits are considered by most folks to be positive values.

losses and costs are considered to be negative values.

the opposite of a positive value is negative and the opposite of a negative value is positive.

3. Originally Posted by skeeter
gains and profits are considered by most folks to be positive values.

losses and costs are considered to be negative values.

the opposite of a positive value is negative and the opposite of a negative value is positive.
but what do they want me to put in the Number:___? there two for each answer

4. Originally Posted by bdubb
but what do they want me to put in the Number:___? there two for each answer
correct ... so for the first one, what number represents a gain of 5 yards?

what is the opposite of that number?

You need to determine the numbers to place in the blanks based upon the information I provided.

5. Originally Posted by skeeter
correct ... so for the first one, what number represents a gain of 5 yards?

what is the opposite of that number?

You need to determine the numbers to place in the blanks based upon the information I provided.
That would be +5 and opposite is -5? but there is another blank spot to put something for the Number:__ :S

6. "+5" and "-5" are the numbers! The "opposite" of "a gain of 5 yards" is "a loss of 5 yards". And the numbers are +5 and -5 respectively.

7. Originally Posted by HallsofIvy
"+5" and "-5" are the numbers! The "opposite" of "a gain of 5 yards" is "a loss of 5 yards". And the numbers are +5 and -5 respectively.
Thanks. I put that down I just wanted to Clarify