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Q: Does a negative number minus a positive number equal a positive or a negative number?

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

negative.

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

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.

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.

It can equal a positive, zero or a negative number.

A positive plus a positive will equal a positive. However a negative minus a negative will not equal a negative. It will equal a positive.

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

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.

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

Positive. A negative number added to a positive would reduce the original to a smaller positive, to zero, or to a negative depending on their relative values but subtracting a negative number from a positive number will always increase the value of the positive.

Yes, for any value of the two numbers.

Because "minus a negative" is tha same as "plus a positive". So, a positive minus a negative is a positive plus a positive which is a positive.

Always positive.

8 minus negative three or 8--3 equal positive 11. The double negative converts the minus sign into a plus sign and the negative into a positive.

Positive 3 plus negative 5 minus negative 2 minus positive 4 is equal to -4.

"Minus a negative number" is the same as "plus a positive number" so you have a positive plus a positive number - making a bigger positive number.

When you multiply a negative number by a positive number then the product is always negative. When you multiply a positive number by a negative number then the product is always negative. ( - 2 ) ( + 3 ) = - 6 ( - 4 ) ( 1 ) = - 4 ( - 1 ) 2 = - 2 ( + 2 ) ( - 2 ) = - 4 ( 3 ) ( - 2 ) = - 6 4 ( - 2 ) = - 8

minus a negative is plus a positive so something like -6 - -7=1 because its the same as-6 + +7

A positive number minus a negative number? x - -x is the same as x + x because the negative signs cancel each other out and become positive. So, when you see two negative signs right after the other, just add.

no it equals a positive

"Minus a negative" is the same thing as "plus."

yes

it equals a positive.