a negative subtracted by a positive will always equal a negative.
That is correct. If you subtract a positive number from a negative number, your result is negative.
Depends what your doing with them. You can subtract two positives and get a negative but if we add two positives we get a positive
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.
If you subtract a positive from a negative, you will get a negative.
Subtract negative 3.
On the number line if you subtract a positive you move left. If you add a positive you move right. If add a negative you move left. If you subtract a negative you move right. That is just how I learned it. I don't know a wordy explanation.
The negative number (-x) is first entered, then the rest. -x -(-y) When you subtract a negative, the minus and the negative cancel out, meaning you add.
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 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.
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.
When you add negative 2 to it, or subtract 2 from it. (Among nearly infinitely other possibilities)
No, you add the positive to the negative.
positive is to add and negative is to subtract in math
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.