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

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Positive plus negative is equal to?

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


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A negative number.


Does a negetive number plus a positive number equal a negetive number?

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Can a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive?

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Does a negative plus a negative number equal a positive number?

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