# You are a negative number greater than -8?

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### Is positive 10 greater than negative 2?

Positive 10 is greater than negative 2. A good way to help visualise is to imagine a number line with 0 in the middle. 1,2,3,4 head off to the right, and -1, -2, -3, -4 head off to the left. The further the right a number is, the greater it is. So 6 is greater than 2. 8 is greater than 0, and 10 is greater than negative 2.

### Does a positive number plus negative number equal positive or negative?

This depends on what the numbers are. For example, 6 + (-4) = 6 - 4 = 2 which is a positive number OR 5 + (-8) = 5 - 8 = -3 which is a negative number In general, if you are adding a positive number a to a negative number b, if a is less than b, the result will be negative. if a is greater than b, the result will be positive.

### Does a negative number plus a positive number equal a positive or negative number?

If the negative number is bigger it's negative, otherwise positive I am not positive but the answer above maybe incorrect. If you think about absolute value any numbers you add must make a positive. Yes, depending on which number has the greater number. Example -8 plus 9 equals 1. You'll take the positive number sign because 9 is greater than 8. Another example 5 plus -19 the answer is -14 because 19 is greater than…

### What does negative minus negative equal?

It depends If the first negative (lets say -12) is less than the second (-8), than the answer is still ngative, just greater than the first number ((-12)-(-8)=(-12)+8=-4) If the first negative (lets say -3) is greater than the second (-5), then the answer is positve ((-3)-(-5)=(-3)+5=2) This is because when you subtract a negative number, youre really multiplying it by -1 and adding it to the first. ((-1)x(-3)=-(-3)=3)

### If you multiply a non zero whole number by a decimal less than one would the product be less than or greater than the whole number?

It depends on the signs of the two numbers. The answer is tricky when at least one number is negative because you have to remember that "less than" means "farther to the left on the number line" and NOT "greater in magnitude". E.g. -20 is less than -4 because -20 is farther to the left even though its magnitude (absolute value) is greater. There are four possible cases: Whole number and decimal are both positive…

### Which is the largest negative number -1 or -3?

-1 is a greater number than -3. For negative numbers, it is helpful to think of a number line, with 0 in the middle, positive numbers to the right, and negative numbers to the left. For instance: -9,-8,-7,-6,-5,-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Numbers further to the right are greater than numbers further to the left. It is clear from this that -1 is greater than -3.

### Which is more -8 or -1?

-1 is considered greater than -8, because even though the actual number is smaller, they are in the negatives. If there were two people, one 8 dollars in debt and one 1 dollar in debt, the person 1 dollar in debt would be better off. Also, if there are two numbers, one positive and one negative, the positive number is always greater than the negative number.

### What is greater -12 or -8?

When comparing negative numbers the magnitude does not dictate whether a number is larger than another. Imagine the number line and the numbers marked .....-13, -12, -11, -10, -9, -8, -7, -6, -5. -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3,.... etc. When comparing negative numbers, the one closer to zero on the number line is greater than the one farther away from zero. Here -12 is farther away from -8, so -12 is smaller…

### Can you multiply a bigger number to get a smaller number?

If you multiply a number by a number greater than 1, you get a result that's greater than the first number. Example: 8 x 2 = 16; 16 is greater than 8. If you multiply a number by a number less than 1, you get a result that's less than the first number. Example 1: 8 x 0.5 = 4, which is less than 8. Example 2: 8 x (-1) = -8, which is also…