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"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.

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What does a negative number minus a positive number equal?

A negative number minus a positive number will always be a negative number.


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

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What is a negative minus a positive?

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What is a negative number minus a positive?

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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.


What is a positive integer times a negative integer?

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What does a positive number minus a positive numbe equal?

you change the minus to a positive and change the 2nd positive number to a negative number..the answer can be either negative or positive depending on the sign of the greatest number(:


How do i times by a minus number?

The same as a positive one. If you are multiplying a positive number by a negative, the answer will be negative. If you are multiplying a negative number by a negative, the answer will be positive.


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

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


Does a positive number minus a negative number equal a positve number?

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What is the results of a positive number minus a negative number?

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A positive minus a negative equals?

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What is a negative number minus a negative number?

The result can be positive, negative, or zero.


What does a positive minus a negative equal to?

if a positive number minus a negative number, the minus turns to a plus sign. so its positive Ex. 2- -4= 2+4=6


What is a minus divide a plus?

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How do you do Negative number minus positive number what does it equal?

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What is zero minus a positive number?

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What would a negative number minus a positive number equal positive or negative?

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

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How can you tell which is positive and which is negative by numbers?

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What is a poitive minus a negative?

A positive minus a negative is a positive.


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

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