Q: In algebra is there a rule that states multipling two negatives or adding two negatives equals a positive?

Write your answer...

Submit

Related questions

A Positive

For negatives, two negatives equal a positive & all goes for positive

When combining (adding) two negatives you get a negative. When multiplying two negatives you will get a positive.

Adding negatives? You get a negative. But if you multiply/divide 2 negatives, that's a positive.

yes because it is the same as adding positive (it is easier to use a numberline)

Multiplying and dividing two negatives does equal a positive. Adding two negatives equals a negative, but subtracting two negatives may or may not equal a positive. Ex. -2 * -4 = 8 -10/-2 = 5 -2+ -4 = -6 -4- -2 = -2 -2- -4 = 2

Subtracting a negative is the same as adding the equivalent positive. For example, subtracting minus 10 is the same as adding 10.

Binary operators.

Well they are used for multipling dividing adding and subtraction

Adding negatives is exactly the same as taking away the positive number. Alternatively you can think of it as "imagine both the numbers are positive, add them together. This number is then negative. And you're done".

Adding a positive and negative number, the sum will always be negative. Example: 10+-20=-10 If you add two negatives, they cancel each other out making it positive.

When you subtract a negative number, that is the same thing as adding a positive number, so this equals 10.

the same as adding whole numbers. two negatives = negative. two positives = positive, and a negative and positive depends on the absolute value of the greater number.

Adding two negatives will make a larger negative sum. but adding a larger positive to a smaller negative will give a positive sum. -45 + 58 = 13

To subtract a negative number is equivalent to adding a positive number. Two negatives multiplied make a positive.

Adding two negative numbers will always be negative. Subtracting two negative numbers may be positive or negative. Dividing or multiplying two negative numbers will always be positive.No

You would answer it by multipling 1 and 2 and adding five.

30

yes they do. For example, 2 - -2 = 4 or +4. But if you mean does -2 + -2 = 0 or 4, then no. -2 + -2 = -4.

Think of a number line with 0 in the middle. A negative integer (-3) makes you go back 3 on the number line. Now if you add a positive integer (2) you go forward two integers, landing on -1. If you are adding two negatives, the negatives cancel out and you get a positive number. In math, two wrongs make a right!

Unless your math problem has anything to do with adding, dividing, multipling, or subtracting any beauty products then I don't know.

It depends on the value of those numbers. ---------------------------- You always get a positive number. "Subtracting a negative number" is the same as "adding a positive number" because the two negatives "cancel." If I do something like 10 - (-12), this is the same as 10+12, or 22 (positive).

No. A negative plus a negative will always be negative. Adding negatives just makes them more negative, just like adding positives makes them more positive.If you're thinking of multiplication, then the answer is yes. Like signs result in positive values. Opposite signs result in negative values.

A negative, since subtracting a positive is equivalent to moving left done the number line. Since we start left of 0 on the number line, it is only possible to end left of it after subtraction, resulting in a negative. Since the subtraction is the opposite of addition, to subtract a positive really means that you are adding a negative. So you are adding two negatives which gives you a negative sum.

Adding and subtracting negatives and positives -6+6=0 -6+-6=-12 -6+8=2 8+-7+14+-6=9 split them and do them by problem. Dividing fractions 24%-3=-8 if they are both negatives then its a positive then if there is a negative its a negative.

Study guides