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    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:______

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdubb View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdubb View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
    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
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    "+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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HallsofIvy View Post
    "+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
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