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You add them normally but make sure the answer is negative for those negative numbers are only being ADDED not MULTIPLIED. When you multiply 2 negative numbers, the answer becomes positive.

-2 + -2 = -4

-2 x -2 = 4

-5 + -7 = -12

-5 x -7 = 35

Q: How do you add 2 negatives?

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two negatives makes a positive, meaning you add. i.e. 2 - -2 = 2+2 = 4

Either.

Adding negatives? You get a negative. But if you multiply/divide 2 negatives, that's a positive.

yes because it is the same as adding positive (it is easier to use a numberline)

The way you have worded your question is a bit tricky.How do you add negatives? - by adding the numbers themselves and making the answer negative.If this is not your question, please reword it and re-ask it. :-)

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two negatives makes a positive, meaning you add. i.e. 2 - -2 = 2+2 = 4

You get a negative

Either.

Adding negatives? You get a negative. But if you multiply/divide 2 negatives, that's a positive.

No 2 negatives do not equal a positive because for example. : -2 + -2 = -4. You can see that when you add these 2 negative numbers right here they equal to another negative number.

+ add + = - - Add - = + + add - = -

When you have two negatives, you add the magnitudes, but since, you have both negatives, the direction of the resultant magnitude is along the negative direction, so you add the magnitude and put the negative sign.

yes because it is the same as adding positive (it is easier to use a numberline)

diamond problem ? :) that would be impossible without any negatives.

Never, it will always be negative, regardless the numbers.

Yes.

The way you have worded your question is a bit tricky.How do you add negatives? - by adding the numbers themselves and making the answer negative.If this is not your question, please reword it and re-ask it. :-)