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It can be positive, negative, or zero, depending what numbers you add. for example, -5 + 3=-2 but -3 +5=+2

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Does a negetive number plus a positive number equal a negetive number?

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


What does a positive number plus a negative number equal?

A negative number.


Positive plus negative is equal to?

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


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.


Why does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive number?

It does not. A negative number multiplied by a negative number equals a positive number.


Does a negative number plus a positive number equal a positive or a negative number like -8 7?

yes


Does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive or a negative number?

It could equal both a negagtive number or a positive number. To get a definite positive or negative you times or divide. Well in addition and subtraction negative plus a negative equals a bigger negative. Kinda like -4+-4 =-8, but in multiplication and division 2 negatives equal a positive. -2 times-2 =positive 4.


Can a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive?

No. It can only become even more negative.


Does a negative plus a negative number equal a positive number?

Yes. -4 times -3 = 12


What does a negative plus a posative equal?

It depends. If the positive number is bigger than the negative number then it is a positive but if it's the opposite way around then it's a negative.


Does a negative plus a positive equal a positive?

No it equals negative. (-)+(+)=(-)


Dose a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive number?

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


What does a negative number plus a positive number equal eg 4 plus plus 8?

(-4) + (+8) is +4


Does a negative number plus a postive number equal a negative?

In addition, it depends on which is larger. In multiplication, a negative times a positive is alway negative.


A negative plus 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.


Does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive or a negative?

Negative. Adding a negative is the same as subtracting a positive. -2 + -3= -2 - 3= -5, not 1


What is a positive minus a negative number?

"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.


What doe a negative plus a positive equal?

It depends. It could equal either a negative number or a positive number, depending whether the negative number or the positive number is larger in absolute value. For example, -5 + 3 = -2, but -5 + 12 = +7.


What is a positive integer times a negative integer?

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


What is positive 1 plus negative 10 equal?

1 plus negative 10 is equal to -9.


Why does a positive minus a negative equal a positive?

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.


What does a negative number plus a positive number equal?

In this case, it would depend on how high thepositive number is. for example: negative 10 plus positive 12 would equal positive 2 because the ten negative numbers would cancel out ten of the positive twelve numbers. So the answer would be a positive number but ONLY IF you could take the sign away from the number and the positive number was higher.


Does a positive plus negative equal a negative?

If the positive number is greater than the negative, it's a positive. Ex: 8 + (-3) = 5 If the negative is greater though, then the answer is a negative. Ex: 3 + (-5) = -2


A positive plus a positive equals?

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.


What does a negative integer plus a positive number equal?

It depends. If the negative number is larger than the positive number, then it will be a negative. If the positive number is larger than the negative number, then it will be a positive. Example 1: -9 + 6 = -3 Example 2: 17 + (-13) = 6