# SOLUTION: If you subtract a negative number from a positive number, the result is always a positive number? Is this true or false? Your supposed to support the answer with a subtraction rul

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 Question 97332This question is from textbook Algebra 1 Concepts and Skills : If you subtract a negative number from a positive number, the result is always a positive number? Is this true or false? Your supposed to support the answer with a subtraction rule or a number line. Please help, I'm really stuck on this one!!! Thank youThis question is from textbook Algebra 1 Concepts and Skills Answer by longjonsilver(2297)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!negative number = -2 and -10 positive number = +6 so 2 examples - one with a digit value closer to zero than 6 and one larger than 6: +6 - -2 --> +6 + 2 = +8 +6 - -10 --> +6 + 10 = +16 subtracting a minus number is like adding. So adding a number to an already positive number will always give you a positive answer. cheers jon.