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# 3 > -5 : Change my Mind

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 10/10/2018 Category: Science Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 1,327 times Debate No: 118457
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 Pro As defined by the laws of math, 3 > -5. Feel free to try and change my mind.Report this Argument Con Um actually, 5 is bigger than 3, So -5 is bigger than 3 Sources: My seventh grade math teacher, Ms. SaxReport this Argument Pro " 5 is bigger than 3, So -5 is bigger than 3" 5>3. This is correct. However, 3 is a positive number. A minus sign before a number indicates it is a negative number. By math law, Negative numbers are numbers below zero. This means positive numbers are greater than negative numbers. Therefore, If we plug in these numbers, 3>-5, Because 3 is positive and -5 is negative. I look forward to hearing your response.Report this Argument Con The 3 is a negative number disguised as a positive numberReport this Argument Pro Lets go with what she says- "The 3 is a negative number disguised as a positive number" So what you are saying is that 3 is in reality a negative number, But it is disguised(pretending) to be a positive number. Even if this were true, Negative 3 is still greater than negative 5. This contradicts your own point. Conclusion: Con concedes the debate by agreeing with me.Report this Argument Con The 5 is also secretly a positive number disguised as a negative number So 3<(-5) because 3 is actually -3 and -5 is actually 5 -3<5Report this Argument Pro So now you backtrack on your other point, And make up a fantasy about the numbers? The numbers are not disguised. I meant them as they are. Even if what you said is true, The sign flips when change a positive to a negative. So your wrong.Report this Argument Con I'm definitely wrong but people will probably vote me anyway as a jokeReport this Argument
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Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
-5-10 > 3-10

If we simplify this expression by removing the 10 from each side, We are left with -5 > 3
Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
If you subtract 3 from 10 you are left with 7
If you subtract -5 from 10 you actually gain value and are left with 15, This suggests that -5 has a greater value than 3 when subtracting, Thus-5-10 > 3-10
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
Again, I was just doing my best do disprove something that is literally impossible to disprove, And you gotta admit, I did a better job than many people could have done.
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
That's why I said the words "if you include". Funny how that works.
Posted by Our_Boat_is_Right 3 years ago
Except I didn't even put absolute value signs LOL
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
If you include absolute value, -5 would be bigger than 3 because the absolute value of -5 is 5, While the absolute value of 3 is still 3. Therefore, Because 5 is bigger than 3, Negative 5 is also bigger than 3.
Posted by BabyBoyRyomaHoshi 3 years ago
@PointProven r/woooosh
Posted by Our_Boat_is_Right 3 years ago
I'm just trying to get my elo rank up. Yes this was a joke debate.
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
Corection: -5 is smaller than 3
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
Everyone knows that -5 is bigger than 3. People are only trying to disprove that as a joke. Obviously everything I said was not meant to be taken seriously. I did however make a decent point considering that mathematical equation is quite literally impossible to disprove.
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