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##### Redshirt

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in a weird train of thought that i cannot remember any more, i came to the conclusion that the square root of a negative number must belong to a different set of negatives, one more negative than the last. a different order of negative, if you like. in this way, the square root of -1 would be equal to the 2nd order negative 1. the product of two second order negatives would equal to a first order negative, the product of two third order negatives would equal to a second order negative and so on.

these numbers would be more abstract (harder to find real-life examples) than our familiar first order negatives, which makes sense because they are more negative. this would make a lot of equasions much easier because if a square root of a negative number shows up, we can get a precise value rather than being forced to leave the square root in the final answer because there is no such thing.

is this as stupid as it sounds?