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Q: How do you subtract a positive number by a negative number?

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That is correct. If you subtract a positive number from a negative number, your result is negative.

That is correct. If you subtract a positive number from a negative number, your result is negative.

Yes.

Subtract and add the sign of the greater number.

-5+-3 = -8 ++ Add -- Add +- Subtract -+ Subtract

You have to take the negative sign away from the negative number and add them.

It's the same as adding a positive number.

you subtract the numbers then he higher number to start out with is the awnser. example: negative 3 - positive 7= 3-7=4 the higher number is 7 so i is positive. the final answer is positive 4

It's the same as adding a positive number.

the number gets lower

it depends if the numbers are positive or negative. if its a positive minus a negative, or switched, it will be the sign of the greater number.

subtract the positive number

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