Q: Why do 2 negatives equal a positive?

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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

No 2 negatives do not equal a positive because for example. : -2 + -2 = -4. You can see that when you add these 2 negative numbers right here they equal to another negative number.

Yes, when multiplying or dividing two negatives the result is a positive number.

When multiplied. Such as -2*-2=4

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

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

For negatives, two negatives equal a positive & all goes for positive

a negative but of there are a equal number of negatives then a positive... the negatives counter each other

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

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If you mean negative numerator and negative denominator then the answer is Yes.

a positive

Yes, when a positive is divided by a negative, it is negative. ex: 4/-2 would equal -2. It takes two negatives to make a positive in math when you are multiplying or dividing.

if the first negative is samller than the second its positive but if the first one is a larger number than the second then its a positive

negative the answer is positive!!

The two negatives cancel out and the number becomes positive.

The product of 2 (or more) positives is positive. The product of 2 negatives is positive. So product of 6 negatives = 3*(product of two negatives) = product of 3 positives = positive. So overall sign is positive.

Only if you multiply or divide them.

A negative number squared equals a positive number. When multiplying, odd numbers of negatives result in a negative answer, and even numbers of negatives result in a positive answer.

No. An odd number of negatives in multiplication is negative.

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

Actually it does, whenever you mulitply and divide two negative and two positive numbers they always equal a positive number. When you multiply and divide a negative and positive they always equal a negative number.

It could equal both a negagtive number or a positive number. To get a definite positive or negative you times or divide. Well in addition and subtraction negative plus a negative equals a bigger negative. Kinda like -4+-4 =-8, but in multiplication and division 2 negatives equal a positive. -2 times-2 =positive 4.

Negatives and Positives Positive + Positive = Positive Negative + Negative = Positive Negative + Positive = Negative Positive + Negative = Negative

Adding negatives? You get a negative. But if you multiply/divide 2 negatives, that's a positive.