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Does two positive equal a negative?

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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

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Depends what your doing with them. You can subtract two positives and get a negative but if we add two positives we get a positive

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The answer depends on what operation is involved.

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