It is NOT necessarily a positive. It will be positive only if it is a larger number minus a smaller 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.
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.
A negative number minus a positive number will always be a negative number.
A minus plus a minus is not necessarily positive. A minus multiplied by a minus is. The reason being that the minus of a minus is a positive. It's a double negative.
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(:
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A negative number minus a positive number equals a minus number( E.G -5 - [+]5 = -10)A negative number minus a negative number equals a positive number ( If the number's big enough)(E.G -5 - -5 = 0 )Hope this helps :)
if a positive number minus a negative number, the minus turns to a plus sign. so its positive Ex. 2- -4= 2+4=6
Well, a positive number minus a greater positive number equals a negative number. But it's impossible for a negative number to be subtracted from any number.
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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 minus by a minus by a positive gives a positive.
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
It can equal a positive, zero or a negative number.
The simple answer to the question is no, under no circumstances. To work out the right answer for different combinations of signs, read on. When two signs are different, take the smaller number from the bigger number and keep the sign of the bigger number.Let's work out some examples...* minus one (-1) and (plus) another minus one, is minus two (-2) * minus one (-1) minus (take away) one, is also minus two (-2)So if you take away any positive number from a negative number, the result gets more and more negative as the value of the second number increases. Now let's try adding a positive number to a negative number...* minus two (-2) plus one (+1) = minus one (-1) * minus two (-2) plus two (+2) = zero (0) * minus two (-2) plus three (+3) = one (1)So adding a positive number to a minus number only equals a positive number when the value of the positive number is greater than the negative number.
A minus minus a minus will give a positive result. It will depend on the actual values. It will cause a positive movement, but still could result in a negative number. Consider these two examples. In both cases there is a positive movement but only the second results in an actual positive number:-6 - -2 = -4-2 - -6 = 4
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.
Minus. You are multiplying a negative number a positive number of times. -3(2) -9
Yes, for any value of the two numbers.
That is correct. If you subtract a positive number from a negative number, your result is negative.
A negative number divided by a positive number, or a positive number divided by a negative number, results in a negative number.
The answer to this is -4, or negative 4. A positive number minus a positive number bigger than it will always be negative.