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It would really be tough to explain why that's true, because it's not.

If two factors have the same sign, then their product is positive.

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What is negative tewnty-two minus negative eleven?

Well since two positives equal a negative, the problem would really seem to be -22+11 which then equals -11


Is a positive and a positive a negative?

No.When you add two positives you get a positive.When you multiply two positives you also get a positive.


Is a negative divided by a positive zero?

There is no such thing as a positive or a negative zero. A negative divided by a positive is a negative, and a positive divided by a negative is a negative. If you have a negative and a positive, the answer will be a negative. But if you have two negatives or two positives as the dividend and divisor, the answer will be a positive. In other words, dividing two positives or two negatives will always give you a positive. But dividing a positive and a negative will always give you a negative.


What information do you not have when you simplify a ratio?

Information about the original magnitudes.Also, the signs of the two numbers (you get a positive ratio from two negatives or two positives, a negative ratio from one of each).Information about the original magnitudes.Also, the signs of the two numbers (you get a positive ratio from two negatives or two positives, a negative ratio from one of each).Information about the original magnitudes.Also, the signs of the two numbers (you get a positive ratio from two negatives or two positives, a negative ratio from one of each).Information about the original magnitudes.Also, the signs of the two numbers (you get a positive ratio from two negatives or two positives, a negative ratio from one of each).


What are is the rule for subtracting fractions with negative signs?

the same as adding whole numbers. two negatives = negative. two positives = positive, and a negative and positive depends on the absolute value of the greater number.

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What is negative tewnty-two minus negative eleven?

Well since two positives equal a negative, the problem would really seem to be -22+11 which then equals -11


Does two positive equal a negative?

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


What do two postives equal?

Depends. Add two positives and the sum is positive. Divide two positives and the quotient is positive. Multiply two positives and the product is positive. Subtract two positives and the difference could be positive, negative or zero. If the two numbers are the same, the difference is zero. If one number is larger than the other and we subtract the smaller from the larger, the difference is positive. Subtracting the larger number from the smaller one gives a negative difference.


Is a positive and a positive a negative?

No.When you add two positives you get a positive.When you multiply two positives you also get a positive.


Do two negatives make a positive?

Yes two negatives do make a positive if you multiply.


Is a negative divided by a positive zero?

There is no such thing as a positive or a negative zero. A negative divided by a positive is a negative, and a positive divided by a negative is a negative. If you have a negative and a positive, the answer will be a negative. But if you have two negatives or two positives as the dividend and divisor, the answer will be a positive. In other words, dividing two positives or two negatives will always give you a positive. But dividing a positive and a negative will always give you a negative.


Can a a positive father and a o negative mother produce a a negative child?

No they can not. two positives do not make a negative


What information do you not have when you simplify a ratio?

Information about the original magnitudes.Also, the signs of the two numbers (you get a positive ratio from two negatives or two positives, a negative ratio from one of each).Information about the original magnitudes.Also, the signs of the two numbers (you get a positive ratio from two negatives or two positives, a negative ratio from one of each).Information about the original magnitudes.Also, the signs of the two numbers (you get a positive ratio from two negatives or two positives, a negative ratio from one of each).Information about the original magnitudes.Also, the signs of the two numbers (you get a positive ratio from two negatives or two positives, a negative ratio from one of each).


Multiplying negative numbers?

any two negative numbers multiplied together equals a positive number. any two positives numbers multiplied together equal positive numbers and any negative and positive numbers multiplied together equals a negative.negative, negative = positivenegative, positive = negativepositive, positive = positive


Is the difference of two positives a positive?

The difference between two numbers is the result of a subtraction. This can be either positive or negative.


What does two times negative two equal?

Negative four


What are is the rule for subtracting fractions with negative signs?

the same as adding whole numbers. two negatives = negative. two positives = positive, and a negative and positive depends on the absolute value of the greater number.