Q: Why does a positive minus a positive equal 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.

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.

it equals a positive.

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Always positive.

"Minus a negative" is the same thing as "plus."

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

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8 minus negative three or 8--3 equal positive 11. The double negative converts the minus sign into a plus sign and the negative into a positive.

A negative number minus a positive number will always be a negative number.

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you change the minus to a positive and change the 2nd positive number to a negative number..the answer can be either negative or positive depending on the sign of the greatest number(:

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

It can equal a positive, zero or a negative number.

3 minus -6 is 9.

Positive 8 minus 5, also written as (8 - 5) is equal to three.

Positive five minus 2 plus three is equal to six.

Because minus a negative number is equivalent to plus a positive number. So, in effect, you have a positive number plus a positive number and that is going to be positive.

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