Arnauld's Paradox

Arnauld's paradox states that if negative numbers exist, then (-1)/1 must equal 1/(-1), which asserts that the ratio of a smaller to a larger quantity equals the ratio of the same larger quantity to the same small quantity.

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Wells, D. The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, p. 22, 1986.

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Arnauld's Paradox

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Arnauld's Paradox." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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