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A negative plus a positive?

If the negative number is bigger, you get a negative number as an answer. If the positive number is bigger, you get a positive number as an answer.


What do you get when you subtract a positive from a positive?

Depends. If you are subtracting a bigger number from a smaller number, such as 3 - 5, you will get a negative result, -2. If you are subtracting a smaller number from a bigger number, such as 12 - 3 you will get a positive result, 9.


Adding a negative number to a positive number?

The way you add a negative number to a positive number is very simple to learn. First you need to check which number is bigger, the negative or the positive. Then you subtract the smaller number from the bigger number. Whichever number is bigger is the sign you keep. If the bigger number was positive your going to put a + in front of the answer. If its negative your going to put a minus sign in front .Here's an example: -5 + +9 = +4


Positive plus negative is equal to?

Negative answer if the negative number is bigger. Positive answer if the positive number is bigger.


Are negative numbers bigger than positive numbers?

no negative numbers are always smaller than positive numbers..... you can draw out a numberline and see any number to the left of the number zero is negative and to the right is positive


Is zero a positive or negative?

0 is a neutral number. zero is nor positive or negative because NEGITIVE being a number smaller than zero POSITIVE being a number bigger than zero so since zero isn't being smaller or bigger zero isn't positive or negative


Negative number plus a positive?

If the negative number is bigger then the sum would be negative.If the positive number is bigger then the sum is positive.


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)


What are the rules for multiplying and dividing positive and negative fractions?

negative times negative equals positive negative times positive equals.....you subtract the bigger number by the smaller number and keep the sign of the bigger number positive times positive equals positive im pretty sure thats right but i would make sure with your math teacher abt the second one i said


What are the rules of adding a negative and a positive number?

you subtract the bigger number from the smaller numberyou get your answeryou look for the bigger number an put the symbol that it has


How do you add negative and positive?

negative + positive looks hard but it's easy: example: -8+10 You would subtract the smaller number (8) from the bigger number (10) like they were normal positive. Whatever the bigger value (10) is (positive) would be what it is. So 10-8= 2 What is the sign? 10 is bigger so positive. If the equation was -8+6, 8 would be the bigger number.


Which has the greater number -8 or 5?

any positive number is larger than a negative. a bigger negative number like -1000 is smaller than -500, which is smaller than 0, think about it like a number line.


What is a positive minus a negative number?

"Minus a negative number" is the same as "plus a positive number" so you have a positive plus a positive number - making a bigger positive number.


Is negative 8 greater than 8?

No, because a negative is never bigger than a positive number. So -8 is smaller than +8.


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

Positive. A negative number added to a positive would reduce the original to a smaller positive, to zero, or to a negative depending on their relative values but subtracting a negative number from a positive number will always increase the value of the positive.


When adding a positive number to a negative number what is a good rule for determining the sign of the sum?

If the negative number is a bigger number, the answer will be negative. Conversely, if the positive number is bigger, the answer will be positive. -20+10= -10 (larger negative number) -10+20=10 (larger positive number)


When you add a positive and a negative what does it become?

the answer could be negative or positive depending on whether the negative number you're adding is bigger than the positive number


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

If the positive number is bigger than the absolute value of the negative number, yes. But if the positive number is smaller, the result is negative. And if the positive number is equal to the absolute value of the negative number, your answer will be 0. The absolute value of a number is the number without the negative sign. So, for example, the absolute value of -3 is 3 and the absolute value of -10 is 10.


What is 5minus positive 9?

The answer to this is -4, or negative 4. A positive number minus a positive number bigger than it will always be negative.


Is there smallest neggative number and largest positive number?

No, there isn't, because for every positive number x you find, you have x+1 which will be bigger. This will be the same for every negative number y: y-1 will be smaller. You do however have infinity and -infinity, which are bigger respectively smaller than any number. But they are generally not considered as numbers themselves.


What happends when you add a positive number to a smaller negative number?

you get more negative


If a negative number is smaller than a positive number and you multiply them what does it equal?

A negative multiplied by a positive will always end in a negative number regardless of which number is deemed larger.


Is a negative number bigger than a positive number?

Never.


Are negative number bigger that positive number?

No, they are not.


Is a negative number added by a postitive number a negative number?

sometimes... if the negative number is bigger than a positive number, than the answer is negative. if the positive number is bigger than a negative number, then the answer is positive. if they are the same, then the answer is zero. here is a helpful hint. -x+y is the same as y-x.