The dictionary definition of minuend,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=minuend

includes the equation [tex] 50 - 34 = 16 [/tex]

How do they decide which equation to put in there? I mean, the values of 50 and 34, did someone just randomly think of two numbers ?

Did they use a statistical process, (for example, looking at the list of random numbers) to determine which values to place in as an example?

For something as important as a formal dictionary definition, how do they choose which values to use as an example? I mean, numerous English dictionaries display this EXACT equation! How, for something as significant and encompassing as a formal definition, did they come up with these values? A guy's random guess, an intensive statistical process, or...etc...

How did they decide on exactly these values?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Definitions for minuend

Loading...

Similar Threads for Definitions minuend |
---|

Does "anarchist" have a definition? |

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**