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-5+-3 = -8 ++ Add -- Add +- Subtract -+ Subtract

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Q: When adding a positive number to a negative number why do you always get a positive number?
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When a negative number is subtracted from a positive number is the difference always positive?

Yes, a negative number subtracted from a positive number will always be positive. Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding the opposite of the negative number. The opposite of a negative number is always positive. A positive number plus a positive number is always positive.


What do you get when a negative number is subtracted from a positive number?

The sign of the answer will always be a positive number because subtracting a negative is the same as adding a positive (


Is a negative number add a negative number a positive or negative answer?

Adding two negative numbers always gives a negative number.


When you subtract a negative integer from a positive integer the result is always positive?

Yes, because subtrating a negative number is the same thing as adding a positive number.


Do you add the positive and negative to get the neutral?

When it comes to numbers (this question was asked in the "Math and Arithmetic" category), adding a negative number to a positive number always equals a negative number.


Is a positive number and a negative number will always be negative?

A positive number multiplied by a negative number will always result in a negative number.


Does a negative number plus a negative number always a positive?

No. Adding two negative numbers will give a number which is more negative.


What is a positive number minus a negative number?

A positive number. ALWAYS!!! 3 - (-5) = 3 + 5 = 8 Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding a positive number.


What is the rule for adding a positive and negative number?

Adding a positive and negative number, the sum will always be negative. Example: 10+-20=-10 If you add two negatives, they cancel each other out making it positive.


How do you work out how to times a positive number by a negative number?

A positive number times a positive number will always get you a positive number A negative number times a negative number will always get you a positive number (same signs will get you a positive number) but A positive number times a negative number will always get you a negative number or A negative number times a positive number will always get you a negative number (different signs will get you a negative number)


Why is the square of a number always a positive number?

The square of a number is always two numbers multiplied together. A positive times a positive is always positive, and a negative times a negative is always positive.


What are the rules for adding and subtracting integers?

when you add two positive integers the answer is always positive when you add two negative integers the answer is positive when you add one negative and on positive integer, the answer is negative subtracting two negative numbers gets a negative answer subtracting two positive numbers- the answer depends subtracting a negative and positive number- the answer depends, the positive number would have to be bigger than the negative to achieve a negative number, and if the positive number is less, than the answer is still negative


When dividing a positive number by a positive number the quotient is?

The answer is always positive. If the signs are the same (positive by positive, negative by negative), then the quotient is always positive. If the signs are different (positive by negative, negative by positive), then the quotient is always negative.


If your positive and negative number are the same does it become a negative number or positive number?

It depends on what you are doing to the two identical numbers. If you are multiplying them, it becomes a negative. If you are dividing them, it becomes a negative. If you are adding them, it will always be zero (e.g., 2+ -2 = 0, etc.). There are two ways to subtract. If you are subtracting a positive from a negative, the number remains negative. If you are subtracting a negative from a positive, or a negative from a negative, the negative becomes a positive and you just add from there.


What do you get when you multiply a positive by a negative number?

When you multiply a positive number by a negative number you always get a negative number.


If a negative number is divided by a positive number will the outcome be positive or negative?

ALways negative.


Why does a negative number times a negative number produce a positive number?

Negative times negative is always a positive.


What are the rules for adding positive and negative numbers?

If you are adding a positive number, then this is the same as normal addition. For instance, 4 add positive 5 is 9. negative 1 add positive 8 is 7. If you are adding a negative number, then this is the same as subtracting that number. For instance 6 add negative 1 is 5. negative 7 add negative 2 is negative 9.


When you add a positive and a negative what does it become?

the answer could be negative or positive depending on whether the negative number you're adding is bigger than the positive number


What is the result of a negative number being subtracted from a positive number?

The same as adding the corresponding positive number. For example, 4 - (-3) = 4 + 3 = 7. The result will always be positive.


What does a negative number minus a positive number equal?

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


When you subtract a negative number from a positive number what do you get a positive number or a negative number?

It depends on the value of those numbers. ---------------------------- You always get a positive number. "Subtracting a negative number" is the same as "adding a positive number" because the two negatives "cancel." If I do something like 10 - (-12), this is the same as 10+12, or 22 (positive).


The product of two numbers with different signs is always a negative?

The product of negative number and a positive number is always a negative. The product of two positive numbers, or two negative numbers, is always a positive.


Why does a negative number minus a positive equals a negative?

take any negative number, and subtract a positive number..that is the same as adding a negative number and two negative numbers added together are a negative number.


What negative number and positive number subtracted equal positive 7?

A negative number subtracted by a positive number will always end up negative.

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