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In algebra what does a positive plus a negative equal?

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a negative

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Instead of +1+-2 just write 1-2 because the negative takes the place of the positive. Think of it using a model.

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What ever number is biggest. Example.
-99+98=-1

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depends on the size of the number

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It depends. If the negative is larger, it is negative. If the positive is larger subtract the negative and keep it as a positive. For example: -2+3 3 is larger so keep it positive and subtract 2 the answer is 1. If it was -3+2 keep it negative and subtract 2( you would go up instead of down) 3-2 is 1 keep it negative, the answer is -1. Any positive number multiplied or divided by a negative is always negative.

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A positive number plus a negative number would depend on if the positive number was greater than the negative number. For instance, if it is 100 plus -40 you would take 40 away from 100 to get a positive 60, but if it was 30 plus -40 you would add them together to get -10.

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A negative

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a lower positive or a negative,depending on the set of numbers.for example; 3 + -1 =2
or 5+ -6 = -1

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For addition, Whichever number has the biggest absolute value (basically, whichever number is bigger when there's no negative)