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a negative subtracted by a positive will always equal a negative.

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Does a negative number minus a positive equal a negative?

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

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What is your positive and negative?

positive is to add and negative is to subtract in math

Do you subtract when its a negative plus a positive?

No, you add the positive to the negative.

Does two positive equal a 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

What is the sum of a negative integer from a positive integer?

subtract the negative from the positive

What do you do when subtracting a positive and a negative?

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.

Why do 2 negatives equal a positive?

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.

Do 2 positive numbers make a positive answer?

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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