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You didn't say what the numbers were but if the negative number was of greater value (for example -2 + 1) than your answer would be negative. But if the positive number had greater value (2 + -1) than your answer would be positive.

Q: What is a positive number plus a negative number?

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It does not. A negative number multiplied by a negative number equals a positive 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.

The quotient of a positive integer by a negative is always negative. Say this to yourself a couple times: "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

I honestly don't know :D but heres something to help you "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

In this case, it would depend on how high thepositive number is. for example: negative 10 plus positive 12 would equal positive 2 because the ten negative numbers would cancel out ten of the positive twelve numbers. So the answer would be a positive number but ONLY IF you could take the sign away from the number and the positive number was higher.

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If the negative number is bigger, you get a negative number as an answer. If the positive number is bigger, you get a positive number as an answer.

"Minus a negative number" is the same as "plus a positive number" so you have a positive plus a positive number - making a bigger positive number.

Not necessarily. A negative number plus a positive number can be negative, zero or positive.

Negative answer if the negative number is bigger. Positive answer if the positive number is bigger.

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

negative read this : "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

It does not. A negative number multiplied by a negative number equals a positive number.

Because minus a negative number is equivalent to plus a positive number. So, in effect, you have a positive number plus a positive number and that is going to be positive.

No.

A negative number.

A negative number divided by a positive number, or a positive number divided by a negative number, results in a negative number.

A negative number.