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Is the opposite of a negative number always sometimes or never a negative number?

never a negative number * * * * * ... true if, by opposite, you mean the additive inverse. However, the multplicative inverse is also an opposite. And the multiplicative inverse of a negative number is always negative.


What the meaning of opposite in maths for kids to understand?

opposites somehow like a positive number is the opposite of a negative and a negative number is the opposite of a positive


What is The opposite of a negative number and why?

positive number because on a scale of zero, the negatives are going to the left side and the opposite side has the same number but opposite, in this case, negative 4 is the opposite of 4


Can a negative sign can be read as the opposite of?

It is the sign that is opposite, not the number But if the number magnitude is the same, it is correct to say that ,for example, negative 6 is the opposite of positive six. But negative 4 is not the opposite of negative 8, for example


What is the opposite of a positive number?

A negative number?


If a number is even then is its opposite a whole number?

It's opposite is a negative. :P


Is the opposite of a negative number sometimes negative?

The question is somewhat ambiguous since you do not define "opposite". If what you are asking is: is the negative of a negative sometimes negative, the answer is: No, never.


Why does two minuses equal a plus?

A negative number is the opposite of a positive number. If a positive number measures the money you have, then a negative number measures the money you owe. If you multiply two negative numbers together, you are getting the opposite of an opposite. One negative negates the other, leaving you with a positive.


The opposite number of positive number is a negative number?

Yes, and the opposite holds true as well.


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.


What is the opposite of a double negative?

A negative number. (ex. -9)


The opposite of a negative number is?

Are you serious? A positive number.


Is the difference of number and is opposite negative?

No.


Is difference of a number and its opposite a negative?

no


Is the difference of a number and its opposite negative?

no


What is the opposite of an absolute value of a negative number?

A negative number. For example: -I -2 I = -2 because -2= 2 and the opposite of 2 is -2.


Is the quotient of two signed numbers that have opposite signs a positive number or a negative number?

negative


Is the opposite of a negative number is positive?

The opposite of a number can be itself when its the sum of two numbers and we only be switching the positions of inputs and the order is changed. The opposite of opposite of negative number is opsitive number Okay!


What is the opposite of an opposite in math?

The additive opposite of a positive is a negative, and the opposite of a negative is a positive. If you reverse the sign twice (opposite of opposite) you have the original number. The same applies to an inverse (multiplicative opposite): the inverse of any inverse for a nonzero number is the original number. n (1/n)(n) = n


When a number is positive?

A positive number is any number above zero. A negative number is any number below zero. Zero is not a positive or a negative number. A number's opposite is just the negative. For example: 8's opposite is -8 (negative 8). Hope this helped!


Why is the reciprocal of the opposite of a nonzero number the opposite of the reciprocal of the number?

Taking the reciprocal (multiplicative inverse) does not affect the positive or negative status of an integer. So the reciprocal of a negative number is negative and the reciprocal of a positive number is positive. The reciprocals will be opposites (positive/negative) just as the original numbers were.


True or false the opposite of a number is less than the number?

False. Apart from the fact that there is no such thing as an opposite. If, by opposite, you mean negative (additive inverse), then start with a negative number. The negative of this will be positive, and so greater. If by opposite you mean the reciprocal (multiplicative inverse), start with a positive number less than one or a negative number less than -1.


Is the absolute value of a number ever equal to its opposite?

Yes! When the number is negative, the absolute value of it'll be its opposite.


Can a positive have an opposite?

Any positive numbers opposite is the same number just as a negative.


Why is the quotient of two negative numbers positive?

A negative number is an opposite or reversal of a positive number. For example, if a million dollars is a lot of money to have, then it is also true that a million dollars is a lot of money to owe. If you reverse something twice, you return to the original state. So a negative times a negative (or a negative divided by a negative) is a positive. The opposite of the opposite is the original.