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

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Q: When you subtract two negatives what do you get back?
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Do two negatives make a positive when you subtract?


How do you subtract two negative numbers?

2 negatives make a positive

When you have two negatives do you add or subtract?

When you have two negatives, you add the magnitudes, but since, you have both negatives, the direction of the resultant magnitude is along the negative direction, so you add the magnitude and put the negative sign.

Do you add or subtract when you have two negatives?

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

What do you get when you subtract negatives with positives?

you got none

When you have 2 negatives do you add or subtract?


When you subtract a negative integer from another integer is the difference greater than or less than the original?

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

Why two negatives is a positive?

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.

What do two negatives equal two?

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

Why can't you subtract a larger number from a smaller number?

You can it just goes to negatives

When having a negative and a positive sign do you add or subtract?

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

How do you write a formula to subtract a negative minus a negative?

a negative minus a negative = a positive. the two negatives put together make a plus sign. example... 5-(-7) = 13

Two negatives equal what?

It is said that two negatives equal a positive when multiplying them with coefficients.

When do two negatives make a positive?

Two negatives make a positive in multiplication and division

Do two negatives make a positive?

Yes two negatives do make a positive if you multiply.

What is the answer when you subtract a positive number and a negative number?

You know the saying two lefts don't make a right? Well, the opposite applies here. Two negatives indeed do make a positive. Say I have two numbers, 10 and -5, and I want to subtract the positive one from the negative one. 10 - (-5) <-- two negatives in a row become a positive. 10 + 5 = 15 You can verify this yourself by using a number line. The difference is visually the distance between two numbers on a number line. The distance from 10 to -5 is indeed 15.

What is positive eight minus negative 3?

When you have to subtract a negative number, the two negatives cancel each other out to create a positive. So really, your question is what is positive 8 plus positive 3.

In algebra is there a rule that states multipling two negatives or adding two negatives equals a positive?

yes !

How can you make the integers -3 5 15 -9 equals -7?

Multiply the negatives and subtract from the sum of the positives.

How do you find the difference of two in scientific notation?

Convert back to standard notation. Subtract, then convert back to sci. notation.

Does two negatives equal a positive?

Multiplying and dividing two negatives does equal a positive. Adding two negatives equals a negative, but subtracting two negatives may or may not equal a positive. Ex. -2 * -4 = 8 -10/-2 = 5 -2+ -4 = -6 -4- -2 = -2 -2- -4 = 2

Will a positive number stay positive if you subtract a negative number from it?

Yes, the negatives cancell out eg. 3--5=3+5

True or False When you subtract a positive integer from another positive integer the result is always negative Explain?

That would be false. When you subtract two positive numbers, you only go into negatives if the number you are subtracting is greater than the number it's being subtracted from. 3 - 2 = 1 2 - 3 = -1

Do two negatives make an affirmative in English?

Well it depends on what the negatives are for example if it is "no I didn't" then that statement is still negative but if it is something like "no I never" then 1. That is incorrect grammar 2. that is a positive statement as the two negatives will cancel out.

When you multiply two negatives by a positive will the answer be a negative or a positive?

positive two negatives equal a positive a positive times a positive is a positive.