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# When you have a negative and positive in math does it become a negative?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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14y ago

It depends on what you do with the negative and positive.

If you multiply or divide a positive number and a negative number, then the answer is negative.

If you add or subtract a positive number and a negative number, the answer could be negative or positive depending on the numbers involved.

If you put a negative sign in front of a positive number, the result is a negative number. If you put a positive sign in front of a negative number (like +(-7)), the result is still negative.

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