# What’S A Positive Times A Positive?

## Why do 2 negatives equal a positive?

When you multiply a negative by a negative you get a positive, because the two negative signs are cancelled out.

Why don’t the positive signs cancel out?.

## What happens when you add a negative and a positive?

When you are adding a negative number to a positive number you are effectively subtracting the second number from the first. … And then you add the negative number, which means you are moving to the left – in the negative direction. Basically you are subtracting the 2. The answer is 2.

## What do two positives make?

When We Multiply:Example×two positives make a positive:3 × 2 = 6×two negatives make a positive:(−3) × (−2) = 6×a negative and a positive make a negative:(−3) × 2 = −6×a positive and a negative make a negative:3 × (−2) = −63 more rows

## What is the rule for adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers?

When adding positive numbers, count to the right. When adding negative numbers, count to the left. When subtracting positive numbers, count to the left. When subtracting negative numbers, count to the right.

## Do 2 positives make a positive?

When the signs of the two numbers are the same, the answer will be positive. When the signs of the two numbers are different, the answer will be negative.

## Do two negatives make a positive in English?

Double negatives are two negative words used in the same sentence. Using two negatives usually turns the thought or sentence into a positive one. Double negatives are generally discouraged in English because they are considered to be poor grammar and they can be confusing.

## What are the four rules of maths?

The four basic mathematical operations–addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division–have application even in the most advanced mathematical theories. Thus, mastering them is one of the keys to progressing in an understanding of math and, specifically, of algebra.

## What does a positive and a positive make?

If two positive numbers are multiplied together or divided, the answer is positive. If two negative numbers are multiplied together or divided, the answer is positive. If a positive and a negative number are multiplied or divided, the answer is negative.

## Is a negative multiplied by a positive a positive?

When you multiply a negative number by a positive number then the product is always negative. When you multiply two negative numbers or two positive numbers then the product is always positive.

## What is a minus times a positive?

The rule for multiplying and dividing is very similar to the rule for adding and subtracting. When the signs are different the answer is negative.

## What is a positive minus a positive?

Rule 1: Subtracting a positive number from a positive number – it’s just normal subtraction. For example: this is what you have learned before. 6 – 3 are two positive numbers. So solve this equation the way you always have: 6 – 3 = 3.

## What are the rules for positive and negative 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

## What do you get when you divide a negative by a negative?

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.

## How do you subtract positive and negative integers?

To subtract integers, change the sign on the integer that is to be subtracted. If both signs are positive, the answer will be positive. If both signs are negative, the answer will be negative. If the signs are different subtract the smaller absolute value from the larger absolute value.

## Why is a negative times a negative a positive?

This is in fact the reason why the negative numbers were introduced: so that each positive number would have an additive inverse. … 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.

## Do 2 negatives make a positive when dividing?

When you are dividing with negative numbers and positive numbers, just be sure to count the number of negative signs. Two negative signs will cancel each other out. So if you have an even number (or zero) negative signs, then the answer will be positive.