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Q: Does a negative number plus a negative number always a positive?

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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.

Not necessarily; a positive number plus a negative number will be a positive number if the positive number is greater. Example: 10 + (-6) = 4

negative read this : "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

No. The sum of two negative numbers will always be a negative number. If, however, you multiply the numbers, their product will be positive.

They are always negative due to a negative plus a negative equaling a negative. It's similar to a positive plus a positive equaling a positive.

If the negative number is bigger, you get a negative number as an answer. If the positive number is bigger, you get a positive number as an answer.

Not necessarily; a positive number plus a negative number will be a positive number if the positive number is greater. Example: 10 + (-6) = 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.

Negative answer if the negative number is bigger. Positive answer if the positive number is bigger.

Not necessarily. A negative number plus a positive number can be negative, zero or positive.

The quotient of a positive integer by a negative is always negative. Say this to yourself a couple times: "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

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