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The answer can be negative, zero, or positive.

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-15 + 20 + (-10) = -5

-15 + 20 + (-5) = 0

-15 + 20 + (-2) = 3

Q: What does a negative plus a positive plus a negative number equal?

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

Because minus a negative number is equivalent to plus a positive number. So, in effect, you have a positive number plus a positive number and that is going to be positive.

Yes. -4 times -3 = 12

No it will not.A negative number plus a negative number will be a number further from zero - even more negative!

It depends. If the positive number is bigger than the negative number then it is a positive but if it's the opposite way around then it's a negative.

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

A negative number.

Not necessarily. A negative number plus a positive number can be negative, zero or positive.

It does not. A negative number multiplied by a negative number equals a positive number.

yes

Because minus a negative number is equivalent to plus a positive number. So, in effect, you have a positive number plus a positive number and that is going to be positive.

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.

No. It can only become even more negative.

Yes. -4 times -3 = 12

No it will not.A negative number plus a negative number will be a number further from zero - even more negative!

No. The sum of two negative numbers will always be a negative number. If, however, you multiply the numbers, their product will be positive.

Negative. Adding a negative is the same as subtracting a positive. -2 + -3= -2 - 3= -5, not 1