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    I know this is dumb

    a negative = negative gives you a postitve right everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by almvp View Post
    a negative = negative gives you a postitve right everyone
    A negative times a negative gives a positive number. Correct.
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    I'm guessing that the = is a typo, and judging from the fact that the + sign is on top of the = sign on the keyboard, I'd say what he/she was asking is

    whether a negative + negative gives a positive answer, and the response to that is, no. negative + negative = negative.

    Hope that's another insight into what you're asking, do clarify what you're trying to ask :-)
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