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# Do decimals always have to be a positive number?

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Q: Do decimals always have to be a positive number?
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### What is a positive number with no decimals or fractions?

Whole numbers are positive numbers and there are no fractions or decimals.

### What is a positive number without fractions or decimals?

It is a counting number.

### A positive number without fractions or decimals?

Is a positive integer.

### What do you call A positive number without fractions or decimals?

It is a positive whole number or integer

### What is a whole positive or negative number?

A whole positive or negative number is an integer which has no decimals or fractions.

### Does the difference between a positive decimal and a negative decimals can always sometimes or never be positive and why?

It is always positive, and not just for decimal numbers but for all numbers.

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### When a negative number is subtracted from a positive number is the difference always positive?

Yes, a negative number subtracted from a positive number will always be positive. Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding the opposite of the negative number. The opposite of a negative number is always positive. A positive number plus a positive number is always positive.

### Are decimals considered a natural number?

No. Decimals come under "real numbers" and not natural numbers as natural numbers are positive whole numbers i.e., positive integers.

### Why is the square of a number always a positive number?

The square of a number is always two numbers multiplied together. A positive times a positive is always positive, and a negative times a negative is always positive.

### How do you work out how to times a positive number by a negative number?

A positive number times a positive number will always get you a positive number A negative number times a negative number will always get you a positive number (same signs will get you a positive number) but A positive number times a negative number will always get you a negative number or A negative number times a positive number will always get you a negative number (different signs will get you a negative number)

### Is there any number that are always a factor?

The only number that is always a factor is 1. This is based on my assumption that there are no decimals in your answer.