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Answered 2010-05-26 12:31:37

Because positive numbers are to the right of negative numbers on the number line. If you have two numbers, one the negative of the other, and you add the positive to the negative, you get zero. If you add the positive to zero, you get a positive number. So positive numbers are an increase from zero, which is an increase from negative numbers.

A negative number may have a greater absolute value than a positive number, but it will always be less than a positive number.

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