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# What does a negative number times a postive number equal?

Updated: 10/10/2023

Wiki User

12y ago

That depends on which number is greater. ex: (9)+(-4)= +5 -- because the 9 is a larger number. Also, the use of a number line will really help. ...-5 _-4_ -3_ -2_ -1_ 0_ 1_ 2_ 3_ 4_ 5... just start on one of the numbers and then travel to the right (if the other number is positive) , or the left ( if the other number is negative) and you will land on your answer. keep in mind that 5+(-2)= 3 is the same as 5-2= 3 Hope this helps...and if you were asking "Is a positive number TIMES a negative number negative?", the answer is yes.

Wiki User

15y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

Any positive integer plus any negative integer will always equal an integer. The results will be either a positive integer, a negative integer or zero.

it depends which is bigger. if the positive integer is bigger the answer will be positive. and if the negative integer is bigger the answer will be negative.

Wiki User

11y ago

you get nothing

Wiki User

11y ago

-1 + +1 = 0

-1 + +5 = 4

Wiki User

12y ago

a negative number