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Negatives and subtraction go hand - in - hand

For Example,

- 5 + 3 = - 2

could be also seen like this.

3 - 5 = = -2

Your answer will be negative if the number with the negative sign is bigger than the number with the positive term. If both numbers are negative then you add them up as normal numbers like positive and just put a negative before the total.

- 5 - 5 = - 10

- 5 + (- 5) = -10

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A negative plus a positive?

If the negative number is bigger, you get a negative number as an answer. If the positive number is bigger, you get a positive number as an answer.


What is a positive minus a negative number?

"Minus a negative number" is the same as "plus a positive number" so you have a positive plus a positive number - making a bigger positive number.


Does a negetive number plus a positive number equal a negetive number?

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


What is a positive integer times a negative integer?

When you multiply a negative number by a positive number then the product is always negative. When you multiply a positive number by a negative number then the product is always negative. ( - 2 ) ( + 3 ) = - 6 ( - 4 ) ( 1 ) = - 4 ( - 1 ) 2 = - 2 ( + 2 ) ( - 2 ) = - 4 ( 3 ) ( - 2 ) = - 6 4 ( - 2 ) = - 8


Why does a positive number minus a negative number equal a positive number?

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.


Positive plus negative is equal to?

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


Why does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive number?

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


Is a negative number plus a positive number always negative?

No.


What does a positive number plus a negative number equal?

A negative number.


When a negative number is subtracted from a positive number is the difference always positive?

Yes, a negative number subtracted from a positive number will always be positive. Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding the opposite of the negative number. The opposite of a negative number is always positive. A positive number plus a positive number is always positive.


Is the sum of a positive and negative number always a negative number?

Not necessarily; a positive number plus a negative number will be a positive number if the positive number is greater. Example: 10 + (-6) = 4


What is a minus divide a plus?

A negative number divided by a positive number, or a positive number divided by a negative number, results in a negative number.


Negative plus a negative?

A negative plus a negative is a negative. It's like subtracting a positive number from a negative number, the answer isn't going to be positive.


Negative number plus a positive?

If the negative number is bigger then the sum would be negative.If the positive number is bigger then the sum is positive.


Negative PLUS a positive equals?

It is a negative if the negative number has the higher absolute value and positive if the positive number has the higher absolute value.


A negative plus a positive eqauls?

A negative number.


Does a negative number plus a positive number equal a positive or a negative number like -8 7?

yes


The quotient of a negative integer and a positive integer is?

The quotient of a positive integer by a negative is always negative. Say this to yourself a couple times: "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"


What is a negitive plus a negitive?

A negative plus a negative is a negative because a negative plus a negative is the same thing as a negative minus a positive number.


Why is the product of a positive integer and a negative integer a negative integer?

I honestly don't know :D but heres something to help you "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"


What does plus and negative mean?

When describing numbers, plus means the number is positive, or above 0. A negative number is one which is below 0. -1 is negative and +1 is positive.


Does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive or a negative number?

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.


Can a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive?

No. It can only become even more negative.


Does a negative number plus a positive number equal a positive or a negative number?

It can be positive, negative, or zero, depending what numbers you add. for example, -5 + 3=-2 but -3 +5=+2


What do two non integer rational numbers give you for an answer?

a positive number because a negative plus a negative is a positive so it will give you a positive number

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