Math and Arithmetic

# What are the rules for adding positive and negative numbers?

If you are adding a positive number, then this is the same as normal addition. For instance, 4 add positive 5 is 9. negative 1 add positive 8 is 7. If you are adding a negative number, then this is the same as subtracting that number. For instance 6 add negative 1 is 5. negative 7 add negative 2 is negative 9.

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Positive + Positive = Positive Negative + Negative = Negative If it's a negative + a positive, it depends on the numbers. For example: -2 + 1 = -1 -107 + 213 = 106

If you are talking about the multiplication rules than they would be; a negative times a negative is a positive a negative times a positive is a negative

It is the same rules that apply for multiplying them:positive and negative are negativepositive and positive are positivenegitve and negative are positive

Positive plus positive is positive. Negative plus negative is negative. Positive plus negative is positive if the absolute value of the positive number is greater than the absolute value of the negative one. Positive plus negative is negative if the absolute value of the negative number is greater than the absolute value of the positive one.

With both positive it's positive, with both negative it's negative.

Positive x Positive =Positive Positive x Negative= Negative Negative x Positive= Negative Negative x Negative =Positive

when you add two positive integers the answer is always positive when you add two negative integers the answer is positive when you add one negative and on positive integer, the answer is negative subtracting two negative numbers gets a negative answer subtracting two positive numbers- the answer depends subtracting a negative and positive number- the answer depends, the positive number would have to be bigger than the negative to achieve a negative number, and if the positive number is less, than the answer is still negative

When you add: a negative and a negative: you get a negative a positive and a positive: you get a positive a positive and a negative or a negative and a positive: Subtract the addend with the smaller value from the greater one. If the greater one is positive, your answer will be positive. If the greater addend is negative, your answer will be negative.

When subtracting negative numbers change the subtraction sign to a plus and change the second number (which would appear to be positive) to a negative. ex. -14 - 7=?/-14 + -7= -21 When adding negative numbers just add them as they appear. ex. -2 + -5= -7

multiplying and dividing- positive * positive= positive positive * negative=negative negative *negative=positive subtracting- -3-6=? 1. freeze first number- -3 2.reverse the sign to a addition- -3+ 3.Reverse the sign of the number- -3+-6= -9 adding- keep the sign of the larger number, then add/subtract

The rules for dividing negative numbers is the same as multiplying them. A negative number multiplied/divided by a negative number is positive and a negative number multiplied/divided by a positive number is negative.

Rule: Positive + Positive = Positive 12+12=24 Positive - Positive = Positive or Negative 12-6=6 | 12-13=(-1) Positive + Negative = Greater numbers sign in the answer 14+(-18)=(-4) | 18+(-14)=4 Positive - Negative = Positive 8-(-8)=16 Negative + Negative = Negative -12+(-12)=(-24) Negative - Negative = Positive or Negative (-8)-(-9)=1 | (-8)-(-7)=(-1) by, Patrick Macarilay AKA, macason

The rules of integers state:~ two negatives make a positive number~one negative and one positive makes a negative number~ two positives are simply positive numbers

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Due to the sign rules for multiplication, if you multiply several negative numbers, you'll get a result that is alternately negative, positive, negative, positive, etc.

The rules for addition are as follows:The sum of two negative integers is a negative integerThe sum of two positive integers is a positive integerThe rules for subtraction are as follows:If they are two positive numbers, do it normallyIf there is a negative and a positive ,change it to addition and switch the SECOND integer sign

Divide as you would divide positive fractions. That is, convert both fractions to positive, then do the division. After that, apply the rules for dividing positive and negative numbers. For example, if one of the fractions is positive and the other negative, the answer will be negative.

In the same way that I have always used them! Positive numbers are used for measures that are greater than zero. They may be whole numbers - such as numbers of people, or words in a question. Or they may be fractional: your height or weight. Remember, though that one person's positive number may be another's negative. If you owe me money, it is a positive asset for me, but a negative one for you. In most cases, negative and positive numbers are used in the same way. There are a very few situations where there seem to be special rules that are applied to negative numbers. But, if you study these from the definition of negative numbers you will see that the rules are really the same, it is just that the numbers are different.

Positive x Positive = Positive: 3 x 2 = 6Negative x Negative = Positive: (-2) x (-8) = 16Negative x Positive = Negative: (-3) x 4 = -12Positive x Negative = Negative: 3 x (-4) = -12

negative times negative = positive positive times positive = positive negative times positive = negative positive times negative = negative

Adding IntegersTo add integers, one must consider the following two rules to be a successful.If you want to think of it on the number line you start from 0 and when you add a positive number you go that much to the right, and when you add a negative number you go that much to the left. When adding two positive integers, just add like normal. When adding one positive integer, and one negative integer, it is like subtracting a positive number from a positive number. When adding two negative integers, it is like subtracting a positive number from a negative number.

Negative times negative equals positive. Positive times positive equals positive. Positive times negative equals negative. If you have more than two numbers, multiply the first two and then apply these rules to each successive number in turn.

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