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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.

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Q: Does a positive number minus a negative number equal a positve number?
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Why is -1 X -1 equals plus 1?

Any time that a negative number is being multipled by another negative number, it equals a positive number. In this case, -1 multiplied by -1 equals 1. Another example of this is -5 multiplied by -5 which equals 25. Though if you multiply a negative by a positve, it equals a negative. If you were to multiply a positive by a positve, it will always equal a positve.


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IS a negative divided by a positive number equal to a positive or a negative number number?

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Is a positive number divided by a negative number equal to a negative or a positive number?

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Does a double negative number equal a positive number?

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A negative divided by a negative is a positive.


What does a negative number minus a positive number equal?

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What does a positive number divided by a negative number equal?

A positive number divided by a negative number equals a negative number.


Does a negative number minus a positive equal a negative?

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


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Does a negative and a posotive number equal a negative?

A negative number TIMES a positive number will equal a negative number. A negative number DIVIDED BY a positive number (or vice versa) will equal a negative number. With addition and subtraction, it all depends on what the numbers are.


What negative number and positive number subtracted equal positive 7?

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Positive plus negative is equal to?

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


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

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

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What do a positive and negative equal?

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When dividing two negatives does it equal a positive?

Actually it does, whenever you mulitply and divide two negative and two positive numbers they always equal a positive number. When you multiply and divide a negative and positive they always equal a negative number.


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

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

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.


What does a positive number plus a negative number equal?

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