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Q: When a number is being added to a positive number does the first number become smaller or larger?
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There is no simple answer:Zero is smaller than any positive number.Zero can be larger or smaller than a rational number.A rational number can be larger or smaller than a positive number.

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

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When you subtract the smaller number from the larger number in the problem. The answer should always be positive.

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A number.We can't be more specific because we don't know if the second number is larger, smaller, or the same as the first. If it's larger, the result will be negative; if it's smaller, the result will be positive; if they're the same, the result will be zero.

If a negative number is smaller than a positive number and you multiply them what does it equal?

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If I divide a smaller number by a larger number will this indicate the percentage that the larger number is over the smaller number?

No, that will indicate the percentage the smaller number is of the larger number.

Is the difference of two positive numbers positive or negative?

If you are asking how many numbers difference is there between two numbers, then it will be positive. If you are referring to subtraction, if the number you are subtracting from is the larger number, it will be positive. If it is smaller it will be negative. 3 - 2 = 1 (3, the number being subtracted from, is larger, so the answer is positive) 2 - 3 = -1 (2, the number being subtracted from, is smaller, so the answer is negative)

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