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What does a negative subtract a positive equal?

a negative subtracted by a positive will always equal a negative.


Subtract Integer- what does positive 4 subtract positive 7 equal?

-3


Does a negative number minus a positive equal a negative?

That is correct. If you subtract a positive number from a negative number, your result is negative.


Does a negative number subtract a positive number equal a negative number?

Yes.


What is a negative subtracted by a positive?

If you subtract a positive from a negative, you will get a negative.


Do 2 positive numbers make a positive answer?

Often, but not always. It depends upon what you do with them. If the numbers are not equal, and you subtract the larger from the smaller, the answer will be negative.


Why do 2 negatives equal a positive?

On the number line if you subtract a positive you move left. If you add a positive you move right. If add a negative you move left. If you subtract a negative you move right. That is just how I learned it. I don't know a wordy explanation.


What do you do when subtracting a positive and a negative?

If you subtract a negative from a positive, add both of their absolute values. If you subtract a positive from a negative, add both of their absolute values and multiply by negative one.


A positive plus a positive equals?

A positive plus a positive will equal a positive. However a negative minus a negative will not equal a negative. It will equal a positive.


What is your positive and negative?

positive is to add and negative is to subtract in math


Do you subtract when its a negative plus a positive?

No, you add the positive to the negative.


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)


Does two positive equal a negative?

Depends what your doing with them. You can subtract two positives and get a negative but if we add two positives we get a positive


What is the answer if you subtract positive twentyseven from negative sixtynine?

If you subtract positive twenty-seven from negative sixty-nine, you would get negative forty-two. You simply subtract the 27 from the 69 but leave the negative sign.


What is the sum of a negative integer from a positive integer?

subtract the negative from the positive


What does negative plus positive equal to?

In math when you are given a negative and a positive number, you should write down the sign of the greatest number and subtract the smaller number from the greatest number. In the problem 3 - 9, three is the positive number, and nine is the negative number. This means you should write down the negative number's sign and subtract 3 from 9, and your answer should be -6.


How do you subtract a positive number by a negative number?

A little awkwardly phrased, so I'll answer both ways. To subtract a negative from anything, add its positive. To subtract a positive from a negative, the equation is treated as though you are adding two postives, the result is negative.


What is a Rule to subtract Integers?

If I'm not mistaken its 2 of the same type of integer ( negative negative/positive positive ) equal the same type of integer EX: -1 - (-1)= -1 and if the integers are opposite ( positive negative/negative positive ) then its the sign of the higher number EX: -2 - 6 = 4


When you subtract a positive integer by a positive integer do you get a positive integer?

If the integer subtracted is smaller than or equal to the first integer, then the answer is positive. Otherwise, if the integer subtracted is larger, then the answer is negative.


What happens when you subtract a negative from a posotive?

Subtracting a negative is like adding a positive; the result will be positive.


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

You will get a positive integer. If you subtract a negative number, you will be adding it. I think of it like 2 minuses equals a plus. :P


What does a negative subtract a negative equal?

The result can be either positive or negative, depending on the sizes of those original two negative numbers. (-8) minus (-10) = positive 2 (-8) minus (-5) = negative 3


How do you multyply integers?

when you have a negative times a negative it will equal a positive but when you have a negative times a positive it will equal a negative no matter what!


If you divide positive by a negative does it equal a negative or positive?

negative


Is a negative divided by a positive equal a positive or negative?

Negative