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It could be either positive or negative, depending on which integer has a greater absolute value.

5 + (-3) = 2

5 + (-9) = -4

Q: What is a negative integer plus a positive?

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it cant a negative + negative always equals a positive -Posted By Anonymous 7th Grader it cant be a negative plus a negative equals a negative always -Posted BY Anonymous 7th Grader♥

You will get a positive integer. If you subtract a negative number, you will be adding it. I think of it like 2 minuses equals a plus. :P

No, a positive minus a negative can be either or positive or a negative.

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The smallest positive integer is 1. 1 is the multiplicative identity; ie anything times 1 is itself. The greatest negative integer is the most positive negative integer which is -1. Therefore the product of the greatest negative integer and the smallest positive integer is the greatest negative integer which is -1.

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The quotient of a positive integer by a negative is always negative. Say this to yourself a couple times: "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

I honestly don't know :D but heres something to help you "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

it cant a negative + negative always equals a positive -Posted By Anonymous 7th Grader it cant be a negative plus a negative equals a negative always -Posted BY Anonymous 7th Grader♥

You will get a positive integer. If you subtract a negative number, you will be adding it. I think of it like 2 minuses equals a plus. :P

Yes, plus 1 is consider as positive one (+1). All positive and negative numbers are considered as integer.

Yes. The product of a negative integer and a positive integer is a negative integer.

negative read this : "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

When the positive integer is greater than the negative integer.

When they are added together and the absolute value of the positive integer is bigger than the absolute value of the negative integer or when the negative integer is subtracted from the positive integer.

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When the absolute value of the positive integer is smaller than the absolute value of the negative one.

It could be either positive or negative, depending on which integer has a greater absolute value. 5 + (-3) = 2 5 + (-9) = -4