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Q: What is zero minus a positive number?

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The result can be positive, negative, or zero.

The term "minus zero" is mathematically pointless, since zero is neither positive nor negative, being the exact point at which positive numbers meet negative numbers on the number line. Zero is just zero.

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Neither. It represents "nothing" Zero is neither a positive or negative number. It is just plain zero. So you don't have to stress on remembering if it's a plus or minus! :0) neither 0 is neither negative nor positive. Zero is neither positive nor negative.

No, not counting zero,the difference is always positive since minus a minus is plus

zero. The absolute value of a number is just the positive version of that number, so the absolute value of x is x, and x minus x is zero.

minus 7 +7 =0 -7+7=0

It is NOT necessarily a positive. It will be positive only if it is a larger number minus a smaller number.

Zero. The absolute value |n| is positive for any real number. Subtracting it from itself is zero.

"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.

Positive. A negative number added to a positive would reduce the original to a smaller positive, to zero, or to a negative depending on their relative values but subtracting a negative number from a positive number will always increase the value of the positive.

A number plus zero equals the original number. A number minus zero equals the original number. A number multiplied by zero equals zero. A number cannot be divided by zero. Zero is the only number that is neither positive nor negative. Zero represents the boundary between positive and negative numbers. Zero is the natural starting point on many scales, such as on thermometers. Zero is the common point of coordinate axes.

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