I gave a seemingly simple straight-forward answer and got +44 points and -2 points for it. Yet the answer has rested at -3. How is that possible? How does the math work to generate more positive points than negative points, yet the answer has a negative score? Normally each upvote = +10, and each downvote = -2. I can imagine that it received +50 points (5 upvotes) and -6-2=-8 (4 downvotes), which should place the answer at +1.
The answer has received 6 upvotes and 9 downvotes. Each upvote earned you 10 reputation points, which means you gained a total of 60 points. Each downvote cost you 2 points, which means you lost a total of 18 points.
60 - 18 = 42