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Q: Does a minus number minus another minus equal a positive?

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- number multiplied by another - number equal a positive number. eg: -4x-4=16 where as 4x-4=-16

It is NOT necessarily a positive. It will be positive only if it is a larger number minus a smaller number.

A negative number minus a positive number will always be a negative number.

Because minus a negative number is equivalent to plus a positive number. So, in effect, you have a positive number plus a positive number and that is going to be positive.

A minus plus a minus is not necessarily positive. A minus multiplied by a minus is. The reason being that the minus of a minus is a positive. It's a double negative.

you change the minus to a positive and change the 2nd positive number to a negative number..the answer can be either negative or positive depending on the sign of the greatest number(:

if a positive number minus a negative number, the minus turns to a plus sign. so its positive Ex. 2- -4= 2+4=6

A negative number minus a positive number equals a minus number( E.G -5 - [+]5 = -10)A negative number minus a negative number equals a positive number ( If the number's big enough)(E.G -5 - -5 = 0 )Hope this helps :)

That is correct. If you subtract a positive number from a negative number, your result is negative.

Yes, for any value of the two numbers.

Well, a positive number minus a greater positive number equals a negative number. But it's impossible for a negative number to be subtracted from any number.

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