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

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What is a positive plus a positive equal?

Rules of operators additon and multiplication (+) + (+) = + (+) + (-) OR (-)+(+)= sign of bigger number (-) + (-) = -(operation is addition but sign is -) (+) * (+) = + (-) * (-) = + (+) * (-) OR (-)*(+)= -


What is negative 3 plus positive 1?

Negetive 2


What does a positive plus an positive numebr equal?

Another positive 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.


What does a positive number plus a negative number equal?

A negative number.


What is negative 3 plus positive 2?

The answer you are looking for is negetive 1, (-1)


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

yes


Positive plus negative is equal to?

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


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

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


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 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.


What does a positive plus positive equal?

A positive answer.


Does a positive and a positive equal a positive?

Yes, a positive plus a positive and a positive times a positive both equal 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 negative plus a negative number equal a positive number?

Yes. -4 times -3 = 12


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

No. It can only become even more negative.


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.


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

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


Does minus plus positive equal a positive?

It depends, whether if the positive number you are adding is higher than your negative number that you started off with. (Eg. -2+3=1)


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

Yes!.. Think of a number line, zero in the middle, negative to the left, positive to the right. If you start on the right (positive) and go a bit more right (more positive)... you'll still be on the right (positive)


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.


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 plus 0 equal a positive?

Yes.


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.


What does positive 5 plus positive 3 equal?

Positive 8