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Yes, when multiplying or dividing two negatives the result is a positive number.

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Does two negatives equal a positive?

Multiplying and dividing two negatives does equal a positive. Adding two negatives equals a negative, but subtracting two negatives may or may not equal a positive. Ex. -2 * -4 = 8 -10/-2 = 5 -2+ -4 = -6 -4- -2 = -2 -2- -4 = 2

Does 2 negatives equal a positive?

No 2 negatives do not equal a positive because for example. : -2 + -2 = -4. You can see that when you add these 2 negative numbers right here they equal to another negative number.

When do two negatives equal a positive?

When multiplied. Such as -2*-2=4

Do 2 negatives in a fraction equal a positive?

If you mean negative numerator and negative denominator then the answer is Yes.

Is positive divided by negative negative or positive?

Yes, when a positive is divided by a negative, it is negative. ex: 4/-2 would equal -2. It takes two negatives to make a positive in math when you are multiplying or dividing.

When you multiply 2 negatives numbers do you get a positive number?


What two factors of 4 give you a sum of -4?


In subtraction 2 negatives equal what?

if the first negative is samller than the second its positive but if the first one is a larger number than the second then its a positive

What does 2 negatives make?

a positive

When you have 2 negatives do you add?

yes because it is the same as adding positive (it is easier to use a numberline)

What is the sign of the product of 6 negative integers and 2 positive integers?

The product of 2 (or more) positives is positive. The product of 2 negatives is positive. So product of 6 negatives = 3*(product of two negatives) = product of 3 positives = positive. So overall sign is positive.

When dividing 2 negatives is the answer a negative or a positive?

negative the answer is positive!!

Does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive or a negative number?

It could equal both a negagtive number or a positive number. To get a definite positive or negative you times or divide. Well in addition and subtraction negative plus a negative equals a bigger negative. Kinda like -4+-4 =-8, but in multiplication and division 2 negatives equal a positive. -2 times-2 =positive 4.

If you add a negative and a negative what do you get?

Adding negatives? You get a negative. But if you multiply/divide 2 negatives, that's a positive.

Do two negatives make a positive if you are adding?

yes they do. For example, 2 - -2 = 4 or +4. But if you mean does -2 + -2 = 0 or 4, then no. -2 + -2 = -4.

Multiply a negative number by a negative number?

a positive number..... 2 negatives=positive

Do you add or subtract when you have two negatives?

two negatives makes a positive, meaning you add. i.e. 2 - -2 = 2+2 = 4

Why is -3 multiplied by -2 equal to plus 6?

When you multiply two negatives the negatives cancel one and other out.

How do you subtract two negative numbers?

2 negatives make a positive

Why do numbers have both positive and negative roots?

because you can get a positive number as EITHER a product of 2 positive numbers OR the product of the negatives of the SAME 2 numbers; the product of 2 negative numbers is positive.

Why do 2 negatives equal a positive?

On the number line if you subtract a positive you move left. If you add a positive you move right. If add a negative you move left. If you subtract a negative you move right. That is just how I learned it. I don't know a wordy explanation.

Can the sum of two mixed numbers be equal to 2 explain why or why not?

Only if you include negatives. The sum of 3 and 1/2 + -1 and 1/2 equals 2.

Why does negative times negative give a positive result?

2 negatives equal a positive or if you multiply a negative by a positive it is larger negative if you multiply a negative and a negative it become positive because doing something negative times is getting bigger

When multiplying 2 negatives what will your result be?

a positive... for example: -5x-5=25

Does a positive plus a negtitve equal positive?

I think you're mixed up with the multiplication rules. But I know a much easier trick for multiplication rule. You count the number of negatives there are in the operation. If the number of negatives is an even number than the answer is positive. If there is an odd amount then the answer is negative. his only works for multiplication and division. You won't know if the answer os a positive plus a negative is until you determine the numbers. For example: 4+(-2)=2 but 2+(-4)=-2 If the positive number is bigger than the negative number (not counting the negative sign) than yes, the answer is positive. If the negative is bigger than your answer is negative. That'll be...1 trust point now.