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# When you add a positive integer and a negative integer the sum will have the same sign as which number?

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Q: When you add a positive integer and a negative integer the sum will have the same sign as which number?
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### Is a rational number the same as an integer?

no. an integer is a whole, positive number, a rational number can be positive, negative, or a fraction

### 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.

### What is the additive inverse of a negative integer is a?

The corresponding positive number - basically the same number, but without the minus sign.

### Is the sum of a positive and negative integer always negative?

No. The sum of a positive integer and a negative integer has the same sign as the larger integer.

### When is the sum of a positive integer and a negative integer zero?

When the absolute value of the positive integer is the same as the absolute value of the negative one.

### Why is the sum of a positive integer and a negative integer is always negative?

It isn't always negative. ... for example: -5 + 12 = 7 (a positive number) -5 + 2 = -3 (a negative number) -5 + 5 = 0 (neither negative nor positive) If the negative number has greater magnitude than the positive number, the sum will be negative If the positive number has greater magnitude than the negative number, the sum will be positive If the negative and positive numbers have the same magnitude, the sum will be zero.

### What integer can be positive or negative?

Any integer, other than 0, has a positive as well as a negative version. -0 is the same as +0, and so the two are treated as a single number.

### What is a Rule to subtract Integers?

If I'm not mistaken its 2 of the same type of integer ( negative negative/positive positive ) equal the same type of integer EX: -1 - (-1)= -1 and if the integers are opposite ( positive negative/negative positive ) then its the sign of the higher number EX: -2 - 6 = 4

### What does a negative number times a postive number equal?

That depends on which number is greater. ex: (9)+(-4)= +5 -- because the 9 is a larger number. Also, the use of a number line will really help. ...-5 _-4_ -3_ -2_ -1_ 0_ 1_ 2_ 3_ 4_ 5... just start on one of the numbers and then travel to the right (if the other number is positive) , or the left ( if the other number is negative) and you will land on your answer. keep in mind that 5+(-2)= 3 is the same as 5-2= 3 Hope this helps...and if you were asking "Is a positive number TIMES a negative number negative?", the answer is yes.

### 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.

### How many negative integer factor does 36 have?

We usually don't consider negative integers as factors of positive numbers, only negative ones. The number of negative factors will be the same as the number of positive ones, nine in this case.

### Is a negative integer plus positive integer equal to a positive integer?

Only if the absolute value of the positive number is higher.