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For example, -7 - 5. you pretend that the minus in the 7 wasnt there so the answer would be 2

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Q: How do you take away a positive number from a negative one?
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Can you take away a negative number from positive number?

yes if u take a negative from a positve you will get a negative


How do you subtract a positive and negative number?

You have to take the negative sign away from the negative number and add them.


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


Why is a negative number minus a positive number always negative?

Because if the number is already negative and you take away more it will be even farther away from being positive. I hope that makes sense!


What is a negative take away a negative it equals positive?

The result of subtracting a negative number minus a negative number can be positive, or negative, depending on which of the numbers is larger. It can even be zero.


How do you get the answer to -3 x -3?

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What is a negative take away a positive?

A negative - even further away from zero than the first negative.


What does a negative number plus a positive number equal?

In this case, it would depend on how high thepositive number is. for example: negative 10 plus positive 12 would equal positive 2 because the ten negative numbers would cancel out ten of the positive twelve numbers. So the answer would be a positive number but ONLY IF you could take the sign away from the number and the positive number was higher.


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.


How does the sign of the product of the positive and a negative number compare withe the sign of the sum of a positive and a negative number?

The product of a positive and negative number is always negative The sum of a positive and negative number depends on which one is larger; subtract the two numbers and take the sign of the larger


How do you do Negative number minus positive number what does it equal?

a negative minus a positive is like addition, you take the negative add the positive, then make that number a negative.Example-5 - 4add them5 + 4= 9make that number a negative= -9


If you add a positive and a negative number how can you tell whether the answer will be positive negative or equal?

If the negative number is bigger then the answer will be negative If the bigger number is positive then the answer will be positive. All you do is subtract the two numbers and take the sign of the bigger number Ex (+2)+(-7)=(-5)