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2 negatives make a positive

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Q: How do you subtract two negative numbers?
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Is the difference of two whole numbers always a whole number?

No. You can subtract two whole numbers and get a negative result. Whole numbers can't be negative.

Can you subtract two positive numbers and get a negative number?


When you subtract two negative numbers should the answer be negative?

Yes that is correct as for example -3-5 = -8

When is the exponent negative?

When you subtract it from a bigger exponent of another number by dividing two numbers with exponents.

How to subtract negative and positive numbers?


How do you subtract negative numbers from positive numbers?

The negative sign will change to a positive sign when subtracting negative numbers from positive numbers so you will simply add them together.

What two numbers can you multiply to get 36 but subtract to equal 24?


Why are different whole numbers not always a whole number?

Different whole numbers are always whole numbers, but I suspect you meant to ask about the difference between whole numbers. You can subtract two whole numbers and get a negative result. Whole numbers can't be negative.

Why does a negative number minus a positive equals a negative?

take any negative number, and subtract a positive number..that is the same as adding a negative number and two negative numbers added together are a negative number.

Is negative 8 greater than negative 3?

No it is more negative. Think of it like this. It's the complete opposite of Positive numbers. (regular non-negative numbers). Also, you have to subtract to get to -8, and obviously subtract means take away.

How do you subtract the positive from the negative?

Add the absolute values of the two numbers, then put on a negative sign. For example: -7-3=-(7+3)=-10

How do you subtract a negative fraction from a negative fraction?

In the same way that you would answer a fraction subtract another fraction. The result could be either positive or negative, just as is the case with negative whole numbers.

What is the answer if you subtract positive twentyseven from negative sixtynine?

If you subtract positive twenty-seven from negative sixty-nine, you would get negative forty-two. You simply subtract the 27 from the 69 but leave the negative sign.

What is the algorithm for adding negative numbers?

subtract the positive number

Are two negative numbers equal to zero?

Never. The sum of two negative numbers is a negative number with a value less than either of them, e.g. (-1) + (-2) = (-3) Adding two negative numbers is the same as adding their positive absolute values, and expressing the sum as a negative. If the two negative numbers are the same, and you subtract one from the other, the result is 0. e.g. (-2) - (-2) is the same as (-2) + 2 , which equals 0.

Would you add or subtract to negative numbers?

Whatever is required by the context of the question. Whether or not the number is negative gives no indication as to whether to add or subtract.

What is the answer for five times negative two minus twelve subtract negative two?

- 20

What is positive 90 plus -20 equals to?


The product of two posotive numbers or two negative numbers is?

The product of two positive numbers or two negative numbers is a positive number.

What do you get when you subtract a negative and a positive?

You get the difference between the sizes of the two numbers without regard for their sign, and the difference has the same sign as the larger of the two original numbers.

Why does two negative numbers equal a positive?

They do not always. The sum of two negative numbers is negative.

What are the two numbers called that you subtract?

Subtract the subtrahend from the minuend to get the difference.

How do you subtract a positive by a negative?

Subtracting a positive number from a negative number is the same as adding two negative numbers, which is like adding two positive numbers except you're going to the left from zero on the number line instead of to the right. The rule is to add the absolute values (the numbers without the signs) of the two numbers and keep the negative sign. For example, -3 - 5 = (-3) + (-5) = -1 * (3 + 5) = -8.

What is the answer you get when you subtract?

it depends if the numbers are positive or negative. if its a positive minus a negative, or switched, it will be the sign of the greater number.

Why two negatives is a positive?

I feel that two negatives are positive because you add* your two negative integers* together, you would be doing this: -+- (negative + negative) so the response is, is that if two integers where both negative, you would add, just like if there were two positives, you would add, but not if you have different signs. (positive+negative) you would subtract. Just as the same with negative + positive. [REVIEW: if the sign is the same, add, if the sign is different, you subtract.] *=you may not always add *=integers- a fancy word for numbers.

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