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Q: What is a positive minus a positive?

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A minus plus a minus is not necessarily positive. A minus multiplied by a minus is. The reason being that the minus of a minus is a positive. It's a double negative.

Positive 3 plus negative 5 minus negative 2 minus positive 4 is equal to -4.

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Negative 18 minus positive 12 is negative 30.

A minus minus a minus will give a positive result. It will depend on the actual values. It will cause a positive movement, but still could result in a negative number. Consider these two examples. In both cases there is a positive movement but only the second results in an actual positive number:-6 - -2 = -4-2 - -6 = 4

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A minus by a minus by a positive gives a positive.

A minus plus a minus is not necessarily positive. A minus multiplied by a minus is. The reason being that the minus of a minus is a positive. It's a double negative.

Because "minus a negative" is tha same as "plus a positive". So, a positive minus a negative is a positive plus a positive which is a positive.

A positive minus a negative is a positive.

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)"

positive 5 minus positive 11 = negative 6

It is NOT necessarily a positive. It will be positive only if it is a larger number minus a smaller number.

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)"

Positive (Plus) times Negative (Minus) always equals a negative (minus).

Positive: e.g., +8 - (-4) = +12

positive 6 minus positive 4 = (+6) - (+4)= +2

Positive 3 plus negative 5 minus negative 2 minus positive 4 is equal to -4.