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previous answer: "the answer is - (negative)"

I'd also like to add some steps and explainations to that.

First, lets set a variable for the number---lets say x& y. If the positive number is x, and the negative one is y(lets make it -y to make it more clear), then the answer will equal x/-y. You can also write it into x/-y=x*1/-y or x*-(1/y). Since a negative number times a positive number will always be negative, then no matter what number you put for x or y, the answer will always be negative.
The result will be negative.

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