Negatives represent change rather than amounts.
So if something changed -5 times from what it was before, then that change was changed -3 times, the total change is 15 times because it negated the negative change.
The difference between adding and multiplying are significant fundamental difference, not just a scratch on paper.
e reflects the real world – or the real world reflects e rather. It’s growth. “base rate of growth shared by all continually growing processes”
It depends on continuous time and continuous growth.
The real world may rarely be continuous but it _could_ be and it is close to that.
Boolean may save the day here.
Boolean OR is addition
Boolean AND is multiplication.