# SOLUTION: EXPLAIN WHY THERE IS NO NUMBER THAT CAN REPLACE N TO MAKE THE EQUATION N = -1 TRUE?

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 Question 409691: EXPLAIN WHY THERE IS NO NUMBER THAT CAN REPLACE N TO MAKE THE EQUATION N = -1 TRUE?Found 3 solutions by josmiceli, MathLover1, richard1234:Answer by josmiceli(9697)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!What about replacing with ? Doesn't that make the equation true? Answer by MathLover1(6638)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! because, N is Natural number Natural numbers are the counting numbers {1, 2, 3, ...} ( integers) or the whole numbers {0, 1, 2, 3, ...} ( integers). EQUATION N = -1 could be true if you use an Integer, Z, but with natural number N is not true Answer by richard1234(5390)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If N = -1 then -1 = -1, true. If you're referring to absolute value, since for all N (as absolute value refers to a magnitude, or distance), then there is no N that satisfies .