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.
Yes, for any value of the two numbers.
The problem 20 minus negative 24 equals 44 because two negatives become a positive.
It always is a negative number. The result will be the sum of the two digits with a minus sign in front of it, eg, (-4) - (+7) = -4 - 7 = -11.
It can. Negative 2 minus negative 1 = negative 1. However, it sometimes might be positive. Negative 5 minus negative 16 = positive 11. If you have two equal negative variables, such as -a - -a, you will get -2a. -2a may still be positive though, if a is a negative number. An example of having two unequal negative numbers is -a - -b, which is -a + b. That may be positive or negative depending on what a and b are equal to.
You get a positive subtracted number. A negative minus a positive number will always give a negative answer. And the answer will be more negative than either of the two numbers.
A positive number minus a negative number? x - -x is the same as x + x because the negative signs cancel each other out and become positive. So, when you see two negative signs right after the other, just add.
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
To solve the problem 5 - -6, think of it as 5 + 6. You can do this because two negative numbers equal as positive number, and similarly two negative signs equal a positive. Therefore 5 --6 is 11.
Positive minus a negative = positive plus a positive two negatives make a positive 3- (-1) = 3 + 1 = 4 5- (-7) = 12
Actually it does, whenever you mulitply and divide two negative and two positive numbers they always equal a positive number. When you multiply and divide a negative and positive they always equal a negative number.
7 minus negative five would look like 7-(-5). Two negatives equal a positive so the equation looks like 7+5 which equals positive 12
-2 minus 8 is -10.
2 minus -19 is 21.
Seven minus negative two times negative 4 is equal to -1
The answer is always positive, regardless of the size of the two numbers.
Treat the "plus positive X" as "minus negative X". Example: Positive two plus positive two equals positive four. Positive two minus negative two equals positive four.