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Our_Boat_is_Right
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BabyBoyRyomaHoshi
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3 > -5 : Change my Mind

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Our_Boat_is_Right
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/10/2018 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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Our_Boat_is_Right

Pro

As defined by the laws of math, 3 > -5. Feel free to try and change my mind.
BabyBoyRyomaHoshi

Con

Um actually, 5 is bigger than 3, So -5 is bigger than 3

Sources:
My seventh grade math teacher, Ms. Sax
Debate Round No. 1
Our_Boat_is_Right

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.
BabyBoyRyomaHoshi

Con

The 3 is a negative number disguised as a positive number
Debate Round No. 2
Our_Boat_is_Right

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.
BabyBoyRyomaHoshi

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<5
Debate Round No. 3
Our_Boat_is_Right

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.
BabyBoyRyomaHoshi

Con

I'm definitely wrong but people will probably vote me anyway as a joke
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
Masterful
-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
Masterful
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
PointProven
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
PointProven
That's why I said the words "if you include". Funny how that works.
Posted by Our_Boat_is_Right 3 years ago
Our_Boat_is_Right
Except I didn't even put absolute value signs LOL
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
PointProven
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
BabyBoyRyomaHoshi
@PointProven r/woooosh
Posted by Our_Boat_is_Right 3 years ago
Our_Boat_is_Right
I'm just trying to get my elo rank up. Yes this was a joke debate.
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
PointProven
Corection: -5 is smaller than 3
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
PointProven
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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Vote Placed by Pandanelephant2001 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: @BabyBoyRyomaHoshi, No, we won't probably vote for you. YOU LOST. Just accept it.
Vote Placed by dsjpk5 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con conceded in the final round.

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