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 Jan13 awarded Yearling Jan7 comment Can Prime numbers be negative? Please define what you mean by "generic." Also what does "So, of the integers, 7 represents both 7 and -7." mean? Jan5 comment Can Prime numbers be negative? It is the numeral $7$ that represents a particular number, while the numeral $-7$ represents the opposite or additive inverse of $7$. Dec30 comment Solve $6^x=36\cdot (9.75)^{x-2}$ clever approach Dec28 revised Find five consecutive odd integers such that their sum is $55$. added 54 characters in body Dec28 answered Find five consecutive odd integers such that their sum is $55$. Dec14 comment Show the indivisibility What would the border between LHF and MHF be called? Welcome back! Dec12 comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? Could you please give me your opinion about this? Nov29 comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? I found this article if you're interested. Nov28 comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? The last question in this "fifth-graders" introduction to continued fractions asks: "By trying several examples, discover and describe the relationship between the continued-fraction forms of a fraction and its reciprocal." At this point I don't think I'm smarter than a fifth-grader. Nov28 accepted Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? Nov28 comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? In my opinion, those fifth-graders have the right to scream "CONTRADICTION!!!" after being preached the sentence: A variable expression is evaluated by replacing each variable with a given value and simplifying the resulting numerical expression. (NOTE: this is a joke.) Nov28 comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? Thank you for the examples, but wouldn't simplify or convert make more sense? Nov28 comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? @DustanLevenstein these are the classic Algebra textbook definitions. A numerical expression, or numeral is an expression that names a particular number. Nov28 revised Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? edited title Nov28 comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? @DustanLevenstein Replacing a numerical expression by the simplest name for its value is called simplifying the expression. Replacing each variable in a variable expression by a given value and simplifying the result is called evaluating the expression. Nov28 comment Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? @DustanLevenstein Have we not also been trained to simplify an expression involving fractions, you write it as a single fraction in simplest form? Nov28 revised Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? edited body Nov28 asked Is this a misuse of the word “evaluate”? Oct18 comment How do you determine the “average” of a certain value? average: The average of a set of numbers is the sum of the numbers divided by the number of numbers.