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# Does negative 5 have the same value as positive 5?

Updated: 9/24/2023

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### Can two integers can have the same absolute value?

Yes, a positive integer and its negative have the same absolute value. For example, +5 and -5 have the same absolute value.

### Can two integers have the same absolute value?

Yes, a positive integer and its negative have the same absolute value. For example, +5 and -5 have the same absolute value.

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### Negative plus a positive is?

It depends. If the positive is bigger, than it will be positive (-5+10=5 is the same as 10-5=5). If it is smaller than the negative, it will be negative (-10+5=-5 is the same as 5-10)

### What is a positive number minus a negative number?

a negative number minus a negative number is a negative number plus a negative number the answer depends on the value of the first number if the first number's absolute value is larger than the second number's absolute value than the answer is negative if the first number's absolute value is less than the second number's absolute value than the answer is positive

### When adding a plus number with - number what do you get?

When you add a positive number and a negative number, it is the same as subtracting the negative number from the positive number. For example:4 + (-5) is the same as 4 - 5 (which is -1).One more example:(-10) + 15 is the same as 15 + (-10) (because it doesn't matter what order you add numbers), which is the same as 15 - 10. (which is 5).A bit more:That depends on the value of the positive (plus) and the negative (-) numbers. For example, if you add a positive 5 with a negative 3 (-3), the answer will be a positive 2. But if you reverse it and add a negative 5 (-5) with a positive 3 (+3), the answer will be a -2.

### When you subtract a positive from a negative what do you get?

Subtracting a positive number from any other number results in a lower value. For example, subtract 5 from 7: 7 - 5 = 2 It is exactly the same if the positive number is subtracted from a negative number. Subtract 5 from -3 for example: -3 - 5 = -8 The value of the result is lower and the result will always be negative.

### How do you take away a negative number from a positive number?

Taking away a negative number is the same as adding the positive value of that number. So 5 take away (-3) = 5 add 3 = 8

### What is two minus negative three?

Two (2) minus negative three (-3) is five (5). When you subtract a negative number it is the same as adding a positive number of the same absolute value.

### Why do you get a positive number when you take the absolute value of a negative number?

Basically, the absolute value of a number is its distance from zero... so that distance would be 5, whether you are talking about positive 5 or negative 5, right? So, if you just ignore positive and negative for a specific number, you will have its absolute value.

### What have you understand about absolute value?

Absolute value is always the positive value of the number. (It is useful for measuring distances, since a negative distance in most instances is silly). For example, the absolute value of -5 is 5. (The absolute value of positive 5 is still 5.) It just makes any negative numbers positive, but does not affect numbers that are already positive.

### What are the rules for negative and positive integers multiplying and dividing?

The absolute value (that is the numerical value ignoring the sign) of the result is the operation done on the absolute value of the operands. If the signs of the operands are the same the result will be positive; otherwise the signs of the operands are different and the result will be negative. eg -2 &times; 5: the operands are of opposite signs (one positive, one negative), so the result will be negative and 2 &times; 5 = 10, thus -2 &times; 5 = -10; eg -2 &times; -5: the operands are of the same sign (both negative), so the result will be positive, and 2 &times; 5 = 10, thus -2 &times; -5 = 10; eg 10 &divide; -5; the operands are of opposite signs, so the result will be negative and 10 &divide; 5 = 2, thus 10 &divide; -5 = -2.