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I have difficulties on translating the sentence "numerus qui est minor quam nullus". What's the English translation of this?

  • "Whichever number is less than nothing" I think is what it is. – Nickimite Sep 21 at 5:26
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    Welcome to the site! Can you give some context for this sentence? The translation typically depends on it. You can edit your question to add details. – Joonas Ilmavirta Sep 21 at 6:08
  • "Cum subrahitur numerus naturalis de alio naturali , exsultat interdum non naturalis sed numerus qui est minor quam nullus." That is on wikipedia and im practicing latin in that site lol. – Vince Sep 21 at 7:19
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Cum subrahitur numerus naturalis de alio naturali,
When a natural number is subtracted from another natural (number),

exsultat interdum non naturalis sed ...
there sometimes results not a natural number but...

...sed numerus qui est minor quam nullus.
but a number which is less than zero.

The concept of zero reached Baghdad by 773 AD and appears in book Liber Abaci, or “Abacus book,” by Fibonacci in 1202

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