It can. Negative 2 minus negative 1 = negative 1.
However, it sometimes might be positive. Negative 5 minus negative 16 = positive 11.
If you have two equal negative variables, such as -a - -a, you will get -2a. -2a may still be positive though, if a is a negative number. An example of having two unequal negative numbers is -a - -b, which is -a + b. That may be positive or negative depending on what a and b are equal to.
negative 8 and positive 5 (-8) + (5) = -3 (-8) - (5) = -13
16. Negative times divided subtracted or added to another negative number always equals a positive answer.
Zero is the additive identity element.
negative number subtracted FROM a negative number will be negative
3 X -6=-18
30. 20--10, two-'s equals +. 20+10=30
If you multiply a positive number by a negative it always equals a negative number.Depends what you mean by "and".If they're added: neverIf they're subtracted: sometimesIf they're multiplied or divided: always
its a negative number.