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# A negative plus a negative equals a positive?

Updated: 4/28/2022

Wiki User

15y ago

Well if we read the texts from Josh Welsh we can see that if you add a potato you get 63, therfore Josh knows the answer to everything but he is to lazy to answer it. So he guesses about 83 rubber ducks.

Wiki User

12y ago

Wiki User

13y ago

The sum can be either positive or negative.

-- The absolute value of the sum is the difference between the two original numbers.

-- The sign of the sum is the same as the sign of the original number that has the larger absolute value.

Wiki User

13y ago

5+(-2)=3

4+(-5)=-1

As you see, a positive plus a negative can be either a negative or a positive. In order to figure out, the sign with the larger absolute value will be the outcome. For example, the outcome of 9+(-1) will be a positive number because the absolute value of 9 is greater than of -1. The answer will be 8, a positive number.

See the below link for information on absolute value!

Wiki User

15y ago

No. eg -9 + (-2) = -11 A negative times a negative equals a positive

Anonymous

Lvl 1
4y ago

15/4+-13/3