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# When a positive number is subtracted from zero what is the correct answer?

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### Which number will equal zero when 5 is subtracted repeatedly from it?

Any positive multiple of 5.

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### Is a negative subtracted from a positive will it be a positive answer?

Yes. to subtract a negative is to add that number, so the number will be higher than the first number which is positive and can't go below zero.

### If a negative integer is subtracted from a positive integer can the answer be 0?

No, any negative number subtracted from a positive is like addition. For example 1 - (-1) is the same as 1 + 1, so by adding two positive numbers you can't get zero.

### What is the difference when zero is subtracted from a number?

The difference is that number.

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### When a negative number is subtracted from a positive number a positive a negative number or a zero explain and give an example?

LOVE to HATE = Hate (Negative)LOVE to LOVE = Love (Positive)HATE to HATE = Hate (Negative)HATE to LOVE = Hate (Negative)HATE is a NEGATIVE numberLOVE is a POSITIVE number

### How do you compare a positive and a negative integer?

One (negative) is preceded by a - sign and the other (positive) is not. Negative integers have values less than zero, whereas positive integers have values greater than zero. If a positive and negative integer are made up of the same digits and in the same order (e.g., 2 and -2, or 896 and -896), then when added together they will equal zero. If, however, one is subtracted from the other, then they will equal twice the number from which the other is subtracted.

### What is a positive or negative number?

A positive numbe is a number above zero and a negative number is a number below zero.

### What is the different when a number is subtracted from itself?

Example: 45 - 45 = 0Therefore, the answer would be zero.

### Is a negative and a positive a positive?

In math, a positive is a number greater then zero, and a negative number is less than zero.

### What is the difference when a number is subtracted from itself?

The difference between anything and itself is zero.