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No, not counting zero,the difference is always positive since minus a minus is plus

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Q: Can a subtraction expression with a positive integer and a negative integer have a difference of zero?
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Is the difference of two positives a positive?

The difference between two numbers is the result of a subtraction. This can be either positive or negative.

Is the difference of two positive numbers positive?

The difference between two numbers is the result of a subtraction. This can be either positive or negative, depending on which number is greater.

In x - 3 does absolute value change the subtraction into addition?

no, the absolute value does not change the subtraction into addition. it does however, change the difference to positive ( if the difference is negative)

What is the difference between a subtraction sign and a negative sign?

The primary difference is that subtraction is an operation that is performed as part of an expression. For example.... 2X - 4 Whereas a negative sign is not an operation but associated with an individual term in the expression..... 2X + (-4) In the first example you are subtracting two positive "things" from each other. In the second example you are adding a positive "thing" and a negative "thing" together. You will notice that if you were to substitute a number in for X in either of these expressions, or graph them as linear equations, you would obtain the same results for both.

What subtraction expression involves two positive integers and has a negative answer?

There are infinitely many possible answers. For example, (3) - (5) = -2.

How is the subtraction of integers relate to the addition of integers subtraction?

they both have something to do with positive and negative

What is subtraction expression that involves two negative integers and has a positive answer?

any time the 2nd neg. has a larger absolute value than the 1st ex: (-3) - (-4) = +1

Why when subtracting a negative number must you change the subtraction sign to an addition sign?

Because a negative negative is the same a a positive, and because of the definition of subtraction and addition.

What happens when you take a negative from a positive?

It's called subtraction

Is the difference of two positive numbers positive or negative?

If you are asking how many numbers difference is there between two numbers, then it will be positive. If you are referring to subtraction, if the number you are subtracting from is the larger number, it will be positive. If it is smaller it will be negative. 3 - 2 = 1 (3, the number being subtracted from, is larger, so the answer is positive) 2 - 3 = -1 (2, the number being subtracted from, is smaller, so the answer is negative)

Does a positive and negative equal a positive?

Mathematically it can vary if addition/subtraction. If it's multiplication/division, then it's always negative.

Positive and negative what is the final result?

It depends on the operation and values of the positive and negative. For example, in multiplication or division a positive and negative will be a negative. In addition or subtraction, it depends on the absolute value of the original numbers.