Girl.Geek.Nascent

09-21-2005, 10:44 AM

Hi, I understand that this is a strange question to be asking a bunch of strangers on a webhosting board ... but I know there are really smart people here and I need major help......

If you were told to subtract D from C , what would you do?

would it be C-D or D-C ? I think its C-D

I am thinking it is just like if someone told you to subtract 4(d) from 12(c) .... you are taking 4(d) away from 12(c)... am I right?

and when you subtract the 4 from 12, you are left with 8... is that right?

So that would be 12(c) - 4(d) = 8 .... is that right?

So it would be C-D.... right?

If you take 4(d) eggs out of a carton of 12(c) you are left with 8 eggs right? or wrong?

d = 4

c= 12

so it is 12 - 4 = 8 which is c - d .....right? wrong?

Am I right or am I wrong? Could it really be D-C as my instructor insists?

If you were told to subtract D from C , what would you do?

would it be C-D or D-C ? I think its C-D

I am thinking it is just like if someone told you to subtract 4(d) from 12(c) .... you are taking 4(d) away from 12(c)... am I right?

and when you subtract the 4 from 12, you are left with 8... is that right?

So that would be 12(c) - 4(d) = 8 .... is that right?

So it would be C-D.... right?

If you take 4(d) eggs out of a carton of 12(c) you are left with 8 eggs right? or wrong?

d = 4

c= 12

so it is 12 - 4 = 8 which is c - d .....right? wrong?

Am I right or am I wrong? Could it really be D-C as my instructor insists?