a negative minus a positive is like addition, you take the negative add the positive, then make that number a negative.
-5 - 4
5 + 4
make that number a negative= -9
A negative number minus a positive number will always be a negative number.
It can equal a positive, zero or a negative number.
That is correct. If you subtract a positive number from a negative number, your result is negative.
A negative number minus a positive number equals a minus number( E.G -5 - [+]5 = -10)A negative number minus a negative number equals a positive number ( If the number's big enough)(E.G -5 - -5 = 0 )Hope this helps :)
you change the minus to a positive and change the 2nd positive number to a negative number..the answer can be either negative or positive depending on the sign of the greatest 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.
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.
Negative. Example: (-1) - (+1) = -2
if a positive number minus a negative number, the minus turns to a plus sign. so its positive Ex. 2- -4= 2+4=6
Because "minus a negative" is tha same as "plus a positive". So, a positive minus a negative is a positive plus a positive which is a positive.
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.
Yes, for any value of the two numbers.
minus a negative is plus a positive so something like -6 - -7=1 because its the same as-6 + +7
It always is a negative number. The result will be the sum of the two digits with a minus sign in front of it, eg, (-4) - (+7) = -4 - 7 = -11.
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.
Positive 3 plus negative 5 minus negative 2 minus positive 4 is equal to -4.
no it equals a positive
"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.
8 minus negative three or 8--3 equal positive 11. The double negative converts the minus sign into a plus sign and the negative into a positive.
You get a positive subtracted number. A negative minus a positive number will always give a negative answer. And the answer will be more negative than either of the two numbers.
"Minus a negative" is the same thing as "plus."
The same as a positive one. If you are multiplying a positive number by a negative, the answer will be negative. If you are multiplying a negative number by a negative, the answer will be positive.
A positive number minus a negative number? x - -x is the same as x + x because the negative signs cancel each other out and become positive. So, when you see two negative signs right after the other, just add.
The result can be positive, negative, or zero.
It is NOT necessarily a positive. It will be positive only if it is a larger number minus a smaller number.