- Why do 2 negatives make a positive?
- What does a negative and a negative make?
- What does a negative over a negative equal?
- What does a positive times a negative equal?
- What are the rules for negative and positive numbers?
- Why is a negative squared still negative?
- What does a negative number?
- Why negative multiply negative is positive?
- Why when you subtract a negative is positive?

## Why do 2 negatives make a positive?

Each number has an “additive inverse” associated to it (a sort of “opposite” number), which when added to the original number gives zero.

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The fact that the product of two negatives is a positive is therefore related to the fact that the inverse of the inverse of a positive number is that positive number back again..

## What does a negative and a negative make?

If you subtract a negative number, the two negatives combine to make a positive. … So if you are asked to subtract a negative number, it will always have brackets around it so that you can see that the use of two negative signs was intentional.

## What does a negative over a negative equal?

Rule 3: a negative number divided by a negative number equals a positive number. Two negatives make a positive, so a negative number divided by a negative number equals a positive number. For example, -8 / -2 = 4.

## What does a positive times a negative equal?

When you multiply a negative number to a positive number, your answer is a negative number. It doesn’t matter which order the positive and negative numbers are in that you are multiplying, the answer is always a negative number.

## What are the rules for negative and positive numbers?

The Rules:RuleExample+(+)Two like signs become a positive sign3+(+2) = 3 + 2 = 5−(−)6−(−3) = 6 + 3 = 9+(−)Two unlike signs become a negative sign7+(−2) = 7 − 2 = 5−(+)8−(+2) = 8 − 2 = 62 more rows

## Why is a negative squared still negative?

“This is because to square a number just means to multiply it by itself. For example, (−2) squared is (−2)(−2)=4. Note that this is positive because when you multiply two negative numbers you get a positive result.” – This, of course, is the exact opposite of what was asked, but it’s the given response.

## What does a negative number?

In mathematics, a negative number is a real number that is less than zero. Negative numbers represent opposites. If positive represents a movement to the right, negative represents a movement to the left. If positive represents above sea level, then negative represents below sea level.

## Why negative multiply negative is positive?

stowell336’s post “When you multiply a negative by a negative you get…” When you multiply a negative by a negative you get a positive, because the two negative signs are cancelled out.

## Why when you subtract a negative is positive?

So, subtracting a positive number is like adding a negative; you move to the left on the number line. Subtracting a negative number is like adding a positive; you move to the right on the number line.