Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p

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nicknation
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Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p

Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a positive value.
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DAiv
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Re: Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p

Hi Nick, welcome to the forums.

The simple answer is that it doesn't. I think there's been a mistake somewhere.

A negative times a negative equals a positive.

and

A negative plus a negative equals a negative.

Assuming there's been a transcription error, which of these should it have been?

DAiv

P.S. Note that 'negative' has the letter 'a' in the middle.

nicknation
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Re: Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p

yeh its times not plus. sry

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Re: Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p

yeh its times not plus. sry
There are a number of ways to answer this listed here and here, so I'd suggest choosing the one that makes the most sense to you and rewriting it in your own words.

DAiv