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Multiplying and dividing two negatives does equal a positive. Adding two negatives equals a negative, but subtracting two negatives may or may not equal a positive. Ex. -2 * -4 = 8 -10/-2 = 5 -2+ -4 = -6 -4- -2 = -2 -2- -4 = 2

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Two negatives equal what?

It is said that two negatives equal a positive when multiplying them with coefficients.


When you multiply two negatives by a positive will the answer be a negative or a positive?

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Is subtracting a negative number the same as adding a positive number?

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When do two negatives make a positive?

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A negaotive times a positive equals?

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if it is not like that then the answer wont be write. Well, It is to be known that two negatives make a positive.


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