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# Is 5 to the negative 2 a posotive or negative number?

Updated: 10/27/2022

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5^-2

can be expressed as;

1/5^2

= 1/25

positive

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Q: Is 5 to the negative 2 a posotive or negative number?
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### What is posotive 2 plus negative 5?

(-5) + (what) = (-2) (what) = (-2) - (-5) = (-2) + 5 = 3

### A negative plus a negative is positive?

No a negative plus a negative is not a positive answer. example. -5+-2=-7 but if you are subtracting a negative number from a negative, then the second negative number would become a positive. example. -5 - -2= -5+2= =-3

### Negative 5 plus what number will give you negative 2?

3 negative 5 and 3 equals negative 2 easy question (-5) + 3 = (-2)

### Does negative 2 correspond with 5?

Negative 2 does not correspond to 5 in any way. Negative 5 might be seen as a mirror image of 5 on the number line, but negative 2 has no correlation to 5.

### Does a negative number plus a positive number equal a positive or a negative number?

It can be positive, negative, or zero, depending what numbers you add. for example, -5 + 3=-2 but -3 +5=+2

### How do you subtract a negative number from a negative number?

It&acute;s like adding them. You pretend that the second number is a positive number and then you add the two numbers together. For example: (-7) - (-2) = -7 + 2 = -5 (-2) - (-7) = -2 + 7 = 5

### Is a negative number divided by a positive number a negative number?

yes example: -10 / 5 = -2

### Negative number minus a negative number?

The result can be negative, zero or positive. (-5) - (-3) = -5 + 3 = -2 (-5) - (-5) = -5 + 5 = 0 (-5) - (-9) = -5 + 9 = 4

### Does a negative number plus a negative number equal a positive or a negative?

Negative. Adding a negative is the same as subtracting a positive. -2 + -3= -2 - 3= -5, not 1

### What number is bigger negative 5 or 2?

2 is bigger than -5

### A negative number minus a negative number?

is a negative number plus another number...., but not neccessarily a positive number b/c the first number may be greater than the second e.g. -5-(-2) that is -5+2, which is -3 2 negatives make a positive

### What is 2 minus negative 5?

negative seven, but if you were subtracting -2 from -5 it would be -3