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Q: When you have two negatives do you add or subtract?

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two negatives makes a positive, meaning you add. i.e. 2 - -2 = 2+2 = 4

Either.

I feel that two negatives are positive because you add* your two negative integers* together, you would be doing this: -+- (negative + negative) so the response is, is that if two integers where both negative, you would add, just like if there were two positives, you would add, but not if you have different signs. (positive+negative) you would subtract. Just as the same with negative + positive. [REVIEW: if the sign is the same, add, if the sign is different, you subtract.] *=you may not always add *=integers- a fancy word for numbers.

yes.

If two negaitve signs occur next to each other in an equation, as in 4 -(-2) then the two negatives becomes a positive and you add the two to get 6. Otherwise, you just do what the equation states: -5 + 3 you add; =-2. -5 - 3 you subtract; = -8

2 negatives make a positive

Yes.

By the signs: 2+2(Add) 2-2(Subtract) +=add -=subtract

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On the number line if you subtract a positive you move left. If you add a positive you move right. If add a negative you move left. If you subtract a negative you move right. That is just how I learned it. I don't know a wordy explanation.

In fractions, you can NEVER add or subtract

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subtract

How do you add or subtract energy?

add and subtract

When you subtract one number from another you get the difference.You just said it; sum.

+ add + = - - Add - = + + add - = -

A double minus becomes a plus as for example -2--5 = 3 but -2-5 = -7

You add or subtract only the numerators

same signs add and keep, opposite signs subtract take the sign of the larger number, and then you'll be exsact!!! Hope I helped!!! :)

When combining (adding) two negatives you get a negative. When multiplying two negatives you will get a positive.

it means to subtract

You have to add the additive inverse. To subtract q, you add -q.

To subtract a negative number is equivalent to adding a positive number. Two negatives multiplied make a positive.

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