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if the first negative is samller than the second its positive but if the first one is a larger number than the second then its a positive

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Q: In subtraction 2 negatives equal what?
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Does two negatives equal a positive?

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


Does 2 negatives equal a positive?

No 2 negatives do not equal a positive because for example. : -2 + -2 = -4. You can see that when you add these 2 negative numbers right here they equal to another negative number.


What is take away subtraction?

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


When do two negatives equal a positive?

When multiplied. Such as -2*-2=4


Do 2 negatives equal a positive yes or no?

Yes, when multiplying or dividing two negatives the result is a positive number.


Two negatives equal what?

It is said that two negatives equal a positive when multiplying them with coefficients.


Why is -3 multiplied by -2 equal to plus 6?

When you multiply two negatives the negatives cancel one and other out.


What is 9 minus negative 2?

9+2=11, because 2 negatives equal a plus (--=+).


Can two mixed numbers equal to 2?

No, only if u count negatives


Is x-1 equal to 1-x?

No. Subtraction is not commutative.No. Subtraction is not commutative.No. Subtraction is not commutative.No. Subtraction is not commutative.


What two factors of 4 give you a sum of -4?

8


What does 2 to the - 3rd equal without negatives?

2-3 = 1/23 = 1/8


Does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive or a negative number?

It could equal both a negagtive number or a positive number. To get a definite positive or negative you times or divide. Well in addition and subtraction negative plus a negative equals a bigger negative. Kinda like -4+-4 =-8, but in multiplication and division 2 negatives equal a positive. -2 times-2 =positive 4.


What do two negatives equal two?

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


Why do two negatives equal a positive?

That's not necessarily true for addition and subtraction. It's only true for multiplicatioin and division. I look at it this way: "Negative" can mean 'down' or 'not', and 'not down' is the same as 'up'.


What are 2 examples that demonstrate whether or not subtraction is commutative?

Example-A: (2 - 1) is not equal to (1 - 2) Example-B: (4,000 - 87) is not equal to (87 - 4,000)


Can you have subtraction in associative property of multiplication?

No, you cannot have subtraction in the associative property of multiplication because the associative property of multiplication is about multiplication. More to the point, if you're asking whether subtraction is associative, the answer is still no. (2 - 3) - 4 does not equal 2 - (3 - 4)


Does addition and subtraction of vectors obey the commutative law?

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Do 2 negatives in a fraction equal a positive?

If you mean negative numerator and negative denominator then the answer is Yes.


What is -16 plus -2 equal?

-18


How do you do Subtraction by Addition?

You add the opposite.. Example: 3 - 4 = -1 It changes to 3 + -4 = -1 Example: 5 + 2 =7 It changes to 5 - -2 = 7 (two negatives make a positive)


Can the sum of two mixed number be equal to 2?

Only if you include negatives. The sum of 3 and 1/2 + -1 and 1/2 equals 2.


Can the sum of two mixed numbers equal 2?

Only if you include negatives. The sum of 3 and 1/2 + -1 and 1/2 equals 2.


A negaotive times a positive equals?

a negative but of there are a equal number of negatives then a positive... the negatives counter each other


Can the sum of two mixed number be equal to 2 explain why or why not?

Only if you include negatives. The sum of 3 and 1/2 + -1 and 1/2 equals 2.