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

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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

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.

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!

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

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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)

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

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.

This happens because a negative number is dominant over a positive one, so the number will multiply just as if you were multiplying even numbers, but at the end, just put a negative symbol. Also, if you multiply two negatives, they cancel themselves out, and the answer just becomes positive, but that only goes when multiplying an even amount of negative numbers together. For all of these, do the equation the same way, but at the end you may have to just add or take away a negative or positive symbol.

Positive + positive = positive Negative + negative = negative Positive + negative will take the sign of the number with the greater absolute value.

It is subtraction

A negative subracting a positive will end up as a negative. Explanation: If you have 3 negatives, you cannnot take 3 positives from it, so you need to add 3 zeros, (which are both negative and positive), to the negative side. The number zero means nothing, so it will not alter the question. KEY _ =negative + =positive _+ =zero _ _ _ needs _+ _+ _+ to subract + + + Once you take the 3 positives from the negative side, you will be left with 6 negatives _ _ _ _+_+_+ minus + + + leaves you with _ _ _ _ _ _ *NOTE* You may be thinking, "But the zero did count! It's symbol left a mark on the answer!". Wrong. Zero in math means nothing, and that is how it will stay. You only needed it because it had the positive sign you were looking for. But because it is both positive and negative, you will be left with a negative when you take away the positive, and a positive when you take away the negative. This is why a positive subracting a negative will equal a negative.

It's saying subtract a negative number, so take away from something that negative is adding something positive. Think about it like this, If you have a number 5, and someone says to you take away from 5 negative 2, you'd have 7. If what you subtract from something is negative, you gain. I know it may not make sense, but think about it for a bit and I'm sure you'll get it, if not, just remember to do it when you're doing your work.

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

opposites: if it is a negative, make it a positive. if it is a positive, make it a negative absolute value: take the number without any sign. if it is negative, make it positive. if it is positive, keep it as a positive,

Basically, the absolute value of a number is its distance from zero... so that distance would be 5, whether you are talking about positive 5 or negative 5, right? So, if you just ignore positive and negative for a specific number, you will have its absolute value.

If you have negative 8 and subtract 3, you keep going backwards...so you get negative 11. or if you have negative 3 apples, and take away 3, then you have negative 6 apples. Subtraction of a negative number from another negative number can be positive For example: If you have negative three and subtract negative eight you get positive five. -3 - (-8) = 5

Subtracting a negative is adding a positive: 1 and 2/5

A negative number.

positive + positive = add (e.g. 2 + 1 = 3)positive + negative = take (e.g. 2 + -1 = 2 - 1 = 1)positive - positive = take (e.g. 2 - 1 = 1)positive - negative = add (e.g. 2 - -1 = 2 + 1 = 3)negative + positive = add (e.g. -2 + 1 = -1)negative + negative = take (e.g. -2 + -1 = -2 - 1 = -3)negative - positive = take (e.g. -2 - 1 = -3)negative - negative = add (e.g. -2 - -1 = -2 + 1 = -1)

Here is how to find out:-Take away one from the other.If you get a positive answer then the number you are taking away form is bigger than the number you are taking away.If you get a negative answer the number you are taking away from is smaller than the number you are taking away.

You take away the negative sign and put 1 over the base with the (now positive) exponent. Example: x to the negative 2 becomes 1 over x to the 2nd.

The best way to figure this out would be to use an example. So suppose you had a -20 and divided that by a positive 5. That would give you a -4. Take that -4 and divide it by a -2 which would give you a positive 2 (knowing that two negative numbers cancel out to make a positive number). Thus a negative divided by a positive divided by a negative would give you a positive number.

I think I know what you mean. Take away followed by a Subtraction is - - Two negatives equal a positive. Therefore it is a plus. Taking away a negative number gives a plus

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