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Q: Why does a positive minus a negative equal a positive?

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it equals a positive.

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.

The problem 20 minus negative 24 equals 44 because two negatives become a positive.

Its like reversing the procedure of minus. For example, in -(-1) , you are actually inverting the minus sign with the minus sign outside the bracket to become a positive 1. So in general, -(-x) is equal to x. well every time you see negative x negative gives you a positive. and a negative time a positive makes it negative. here are some examples: (-) (-)= (+), (-) (+)= (-)

Q) -3-(+7)=-3-7 =-10

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