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You minus it off the original negative number,

so if it was -5 plus -2 it equals -7

Q: What do you do when you are adding a negative and a negative?

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No- adding negative numbers is like adding positive numbesr , except the answer is negative.

A negative.

The answer is in the question... You are "adding" a negative number to another negative number hence you will get a negative number! Now if you were subtracting a negative number from a negative number, the negatives will cancel out ex:subtracting> -5-(-3)=-2 .........adding>-5+(-3)=-8

Not necessarily.

Negative. Sorry. No you do not. Adding a negative to a negative gives you a number that is even more negative. Picture a number line. A negative number is to the left of zero, and adding a negative number moves further left. ■

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No- adding negative numbers is like adding positive numbesr , except the answer is negative.

A negative.

The answer is in the question... You are "adding" a negative number to another negative number hence you will get a negative number! Now if you were subtracting a negative number from a negative number, the negatives will cancel out ex:subtracting> -5-(-3)=-2 .........adding>-5+(-3)=-8

No, that is not true.

Not necessarily.

Negative. Sorry. No you do not. Adding a negative to a negative gives you a number that is even more negative. Picture a number line. A negative number is to the left of zero, and adding a negative number moves further left. ■

When you add two negative integers, the answer is still negative.

same as adding but it ends up negative

adding a negative

adding a negative

Say you're adding -2+(-2). Adding negative two is equavilant to subtracting positive two. Both -2+(-2) would be -4. I hope that made sense.

The numbers can have a positive or negative sign.