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Q: Is a negative subtract a negative a positive?

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

No, you add the positive to the negative.

positive is to add and negative is to subtract in math

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subtract the negative from the positive

If you subtract a negative from a positive, add both of their absolute values. If you subtract a positive from a negative, add both of their absolute values and multiply by negative one.

a negative subtracted by a positive will always equal a negative.

If you subtract positive twenty-seven from negative sixty-nine, you would get negative forty-two. You simply subtract the 27 from the 69 but leave the negative sign.

A little awkwardly phrased, so I'll answer both ways. To subtract a negative from anything, add its positive. To subtract a positive from a negative, the equation is treated as though you are adding two postives, the result is negative.

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It can be a negative or positive fraction, a negative or positive integer, or zero.

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