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The negative sign will change to a positive sign when subtracting negative numbers from positive numbers so you will simply add them together.

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Q: How do you subtract negative numbers from positive numbers?
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How to subtract negative and positive numbers?


What is the algorithm for adding negative numbers?

subtract the positive number

Can you subtract two positive numbers and get a negative number?


What is the answer you get when you subtract?

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.

How do you subtract two negative numbers?

2 negatives make a positive

How do you know if a number will be positive or negative when adding?

Numbers are positive unless they have a minus sign (-) in front of them, in which case they are negative. As for the sum of positive and negative numbers, just add them up and find out. Add the positive, subtract the negative. It's very logical.

Do 2 positive numbers make a positive answer?

Often, but not always. It depends upon what you do with them. If the numbers are not equal, and you subtract the larger from the smaller, the answer will be negative.

How do you add and subtract negative and postitive numbers?

If both numbers are positive, simply add them as you learned in 4th grade. If both numbers are negative,simply add them but add a minus to the answer. If one is positive and the other negative, ignoring the signs,subtract the smaller from the larger and add the sign of the larger to your answer.

How can you compare rational numbers?

Subtract one from the other.If the answer is positive then the first is larger,if the answer is negative, then the second is larger.Rational numbers are numbers that can be expressed as fractions whereas irrational numbers can't be expressed as fractions.

How do you subtract a negative number from 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

How do you subtract a negative fraction from a negative fraction?

In the same way that you would answer a fraction subtract another fraction. The result could be either positive or negative, just as is the case with negative whole numbers.

Is negative 8 greater than negative 3?

No it is more negative. Think of it like this. It's the complete opposite of Positive numbers. (regular non-negative numbers). Also, you have to subtract to get to -8, and obviously subtract means take away.