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Hi, Elizabeth, The sum of two negatives is negative. The sum of two positives is positive. The sum of a positive and a negative number has the same sign as the number with larger absolute value. For example to add -11 and +8, since the absolute value of -11 is larger then the answer will be negative. You might want to look through your instructional materials again. When multiplying two negative integers then you get a positive answer. -Marielouise, for the T2T service Thanks for visiting our online community. Visit Teacher2Teacher again at http://mathforum.org/t2t/
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