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English translation: carryover numbers / numbers to carry over

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French term or phrase:retenues
English translation:carryover numbers / numbers to carry over
Entered by: Andy Tolle
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14:15 Nov 12, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Mathematics & Statistics
French term or phrase: retenues
A part of the text where this term is used:

21 — 12 = 9 ; 53 — 35 = 18.
Additionnons maintenant les deux nombres ainsi obtenus : 33 + 9 = 42 et soustrayons-les : 33 — 9 = 24.
24 et 42 sont encore un couple de nombres symétriques sur lesquels nous pouvons opérer à nouveau.
Cette règle est toujours valable, tant qu'il n'y a pas de RETENUES.

Le fait que la règle exacte lorsque des RETENUES apparaissent dans les opérations, indique simplement, à notre avis, qu'il y a quelque chose à perfectionner dans notre numération, ce que nous avions déjà pressenti dans la symétrie du Zéro et du Tout.
En tenant compte de cette réserve, la règle reste applicable au-dessus de 100, mais au lieu de considérer les multiples de 11 il faut considérer ceux de 111.

Also I'm wondering:
In this last part, the sentence "Le fait que la règle exacte" is used... looking at the text, I would expect that the author would have used something like "Le fait que la règle est inexacte lorsque...". Am I missing something here?
Andy Tolle
Belgium
Local time: 03:37
carryover numbers / numbers to carry over
Explanation:
retenu - Définition de retenu par le dictionnaire en ligne gratuit
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Prononciation de retenu. Traductions de retenu . retenu synonymes, retenu antonymes. ... (Math) → number to carry over;. (Scol) → detention (= modération) ...
fr.thefreedictionary.com/retenu - 21k - Cached - Similar pages
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Enza Longo
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Local time: 21:37
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Thanks! I appreciate the suggestions.
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carryover numbers / numbers to carry over


Explanation:
retenu - Définition de retenu par le dictionnaire en ligne gratuit
- [ Translate this page ]
Prononciation de retenu. Traductions de retenu . retenu synonymes, retenu antonymes. ... (Math) → number to carry over;. (Scol) → detention (= modération) ...
fr.thefreedictionary.com/retenu - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

Enza Longo
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Native speaker of: English
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