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Q: How do you take away a negative number from a positive number?

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yes if u take a negative from a positve you will get a negative

Because if the number is already negative and you take away more it will be even farther away from being positive. I hope that makes sense!

The result of subtracting a negative number minus a negative number can be positive, or negative, depending on which of the numbers is larger. It can even be zero.

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A negative - even further away from zero than the first negative.

take any negative number, and subtract a positive number..that is the same as adding a negative number and two negative numbers added together are a negative number.

In this case, it would depend on how high thepositive number is. for example: negative 10 plus positive 12 would equal positive 2 because the ten negative numbers would cancel out ten of the positive twelve numbers. So the answer would be a positive number but ONLY IF you could take the sign away from the number and the positive number was higher.

The product of a positive and negative number is always negative The sum of a positive and negative number depends on which one is larger; subtract the two numbers and take the sign of the larger

a negative minus a positive is like addition, you take the negative add the positive, then make that number a negative.Example-5 - 4add them5 + 4= 9make that number a negative= -9

If the negative number is bigger then the answer will be negative If the bigger number is positive then the answer will be positive. All you do is subtract the two numbers and take the sign of the bigger number Ex (+2)+(-7)=(-5)

Positive + positive = positive Negative + negative = negative Positive + negative will take the sign of the number with the greater absolute value.

I think I know what you mean. Take away followed by a Subtraction is - - Two negatives equal a positive. Therefore it is a plus. Taking away a negative number gives a plus

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