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# Addition: sign of sum

The first argument | The second argument | Result | Example I (positive result) | Example II (negative result) | ||

positive number | + | positive number | = | positive number | Show source$3 + 5 = 8$ | Show source$-$ |

positive number | + | negative number | = | unknown sign (depends on arguments) | Show source$3 + (-2) = 1$ | Show source$3 + (-5) = -2$ |

negative number | + | positive number | = | unknown sign (depends on arguments) | Show source$-3 + 5 = 2$ | Show source$-3 + 2 = -1$ |

negative number | + | negative number | = | negative number | Show source$-$ | Show source$-3 + (-5) = -8$ |

# Subtraction: sign of difference

The first argument | The second argument | Result | Example I (positive result) | Example II (negative result) | ||

positive number | - | positive number | = | unknown sign (depends on arguments) | Show source$3 - 2 = 1$ | Show source$3 - 5 = -2$ |

positive number | - | negative number | = | positive number | Show source$3 - (-5) = 8$ | Show source$-$ |

negative number | - | positive number | = | negative number | Show source$-$ | Show source$-3 - 5 = -8$ |

negative number | - | negative number | = | unknown sign (depends on arguments) | Show source$-3 - (-5) = 2$ | Show source$-3 - (-2) = -1$ |

# Multiplication: sign of product

The first argument | The second argument | Result | Example I (positive result) | Example II (negative result) | ||

positive number | × | positive number | = | positive number | Show source$3 \cdot 5 = 15$ | Show source$-$ |

positive number | × | negative number | = | negative number | Show source$-$ | Show source$3 \cdot (-5) = -15$ |

negative number | × | positive number | = | negative number | Show source$-$ | Show source$-3 \cdot 5 = -15$ |

negative number | × | negative number | = | positive number | Show source$-3 \cdot (-5) = 15$ | Show source$-$ |

# Division: sign of quotient

The first argument | The second argument | Result | Example I (positive result) | Example II (negative result) | ||

positive number | ÷ | positive number | = | positive number | Show source$6 \div 3 = 2$ | Show source$-$ |

positive number | ÷ | negative number | = | negative number | Show source$-$ | Show source$6 \div (-3) = -2$ |

negative number | ÷ | positive number | = | negative number | Show source$-$ | Show source$-6 \div 3 = -2$ |

negative number | ÷ | negative number | = | positive number | Show source$-6 \div (-3) = 2$ | Show source$-$ |

# Some facts

- The
**sign of the number**(positive or negative) obtained as a result of**arithmetic operation**depends both on**type of operation**(addition, multiplication, etc.) and the used**arguments**. However, there are general rules that can be**helpful during performing calculations**or at least**sort out**what we already know about various mathematical operations. - The
**sum**of two numbers with**the same signs keep the sign of arguments**. If added numbers have**different signs**, then the result sign is**unspecified**and depends on the arguments used:

- the sum of two
**positive**numbers is always**positive**,

$a + b = c$ - the sum of two
**negative**numbers is always**negative**,

$(-a) + (-b) = -(a + b) = -c$ - sum of numbers with
**different signs**(*"positive plus negative"*or*"negative plus positive"*) is**unspecified**and depends on the numbers used.

$a + (-b) = \pm c$$-a + b = \pm c$

- the sum of two
- The
**difference**of two numbers with**different signs**gives the same sign as the**minuend**(the first argument, the number from which we subtract). In other cases, the result sign is**unspecified**and depends on the arguments used:

- subtraction of
**positive**number from the**negative**one is**negative**,

$-a - b = -c$ - subtraction of
**negative**number from the**positive**one is**positive**,

$a - (-b) = a + b = c$ - subtraction of two numbers with the
**the same signs**gives a result with**unspecified**sign, which depends on the arguments used.

$a - b = \pm c$$-a - (-b) = \pm c$

- subtraction of
**Product**(multiplication) or**quotient**(division) of two numbers with**identical signs**is**always positive**.

$a \cdot b = -a \cdot (-b) = c$$\frac{a}{b} = \frac{-a}{-b} = c$- If the numbers used have a
**different signs**, the obtained product or quotient is**always negative**.

$a \cdot (-b) = -a \cdot b = -(a \cdot b) = -c$$\frac{a}{-b} = \frac{-a}{b} = -\frac{a}{b} = -c$

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