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# Does a negative number minus a negative number equal a positive or negative number?

Updated: 9/16/2023

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### What does a negative number minus a positive number equal?

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

### Does a negative minus a number equal a positive?

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

### Does a negative number minus a positive equal a negative?

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

### Does a negative number minus a positive number equal a positive or a negative?

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 :)

### What does a positive number minus a positive numbe equal?

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(:

### Why does a positive number minus a negative number equal a positive 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.

### Does a positive number minus a negative number equal a positve number?

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.

### What would a negative number minus a positive number equal positive or negative?

Negative. Example: (-1) - (+1) = -2

### What does a positive minus a negative equal to?

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

### How do you do Negative number minus positive number what does it equal?

a negative minus a positive is like addition, you take the negative add the positive, then make that number a negative.Example-5 - 4add them5 + 4= 9make that number a negative= -9

### Why is minus plus minus equal to a positive number?

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.

### Does a positive number minus a negative number equal a positive?

Yes, for any value of the two numbers.