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Yes.

Subtracting a negative is like adding a positive; the result will be positive.

In math when you are given a negative and a positive number, you should write down the sign of the greatest number and subtract the smaller number from the greatest number. In the problem 3 - 9, three is the positive number, and nine is the negative number. This means you should write down the negative number's sign and subtract 3 from 9, and your answer should be -6.

A negative and a negative does NOT equal positive.For example(-7) + (-7) = -14 which is not positive!

The Answer could be neither positive nor negative because the positivve could be bigger than the negative or the neagative could be bigger than the positive

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That is correct. If you subtract a positive number from a negative number, your result is negative.

Yes.

positive is to add and negative is to subtract in math

No, you add the positive to the negative.

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

subtract the negative from the positive

If you subtract a negative from a positive, add both of their absolute values. If you subtract a positive from a negative, add both of their absolute values and multiply by negative one.

On the number line if you subtract a positive you move left. If you add a positive you move right. If add a negative you move left. If you subtract a negative you move right. That is just how I learned it. I don't know a wordy explanation.

Often, but not always. It depends upon what you do with them. If the numbers are not equal, and you subtract the larger from the smaller, the answer will be negative.

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