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.

Yes.

Subtract and add the sign of the greater number.

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

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.

take any negative number, and subtract a positive number..that is the same as adding a negative number and two negative numbers added together are a negative number.

If you mean when you subtract a negative from a positive what does it make? If so, you will get a positive answer. This is because the two negative symbols are basically multiplied, and if you multiply two negatives you get a positive, so a positive number minus a negative number becomes a positive number plus a positive number. 6 - (-5) = 11 2 - (-10) = 12 125 - (-15) = 140

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.

the number gets lower

It depends on what you do with the negative and positive. If you multiply or divide a positive number and a negative number, then the answer is negative. If you add or subtract a positive number and a negative number, the answer could be negative or positive depending on the numbers involved. If you put a negative sign in front of a positive number, the result is a negative number. If you put a positive sign in front of a negative number (like +(-7)), the result is still negative.

subtract the positive number

Yes

You will get a positive integer. If you subtract a negative number, you will be adding it. I think of it like 2 minuses equals a plus. :P

If you subtract a positive from a negative, you will get a negative.

If the 2nd number is larger than the 1st number, and you subtract it from the 1st number, the result of the subtraction is negative.

No.If you subtract a positive number, you move to the left.If you subtract a negative number, you move to the right.

always a negative number. just think about going backwards on a number line.

BC= negative number AD= Positive number

Yes, because subtrating a negative number is the same thing as adding a positive number.

If the negative number is bigger then the answer will be negative If the bigger number is positive then the answer will be positive. All you do is subtract the two numbers and take the sign of the bigger number Ex (+2)+(-7)=(-5)

The product of a positive and negative number is always negative The sum of a positive and negative number depends on which one is larger; subtract the two numbers and take the sign of the larger

Yes. to subtract a negative is to add that number, so the number will be higher than the first number which is positive and can't go below zero.

Subtracting a positive number from any other number results in a lower value. For example, subtract 5 from 7: 7 - 5 = 2 It is exactly the same if the positive number is subtracted from a negative number. Subtract 5 from -3 for example: -3 - 5 = -8 The value of the result is lower and the result will always be negative.

To subtract a positive number, you go the specified number of units to the left. To subtract a negative number (which is the same as adding the corresponding positive number), you go to the right.