Treat the "plus positive X" as "minus negative X". Example: Positive two plus positive two equals positive four. Positive two minus negative two equals positive four.
You get a positive subtracted number. A negative minus a positive number will always give a negative answer. And the answer will be more negative than either of the two numbers.
Positive minus a negative = positive plus a positive two negatives make a positive 3- (-1) = 3 + 1 = 4 5- (-7) = 12
-2 minus 8 is -10.
2 minus -19 is 21.
The answer is always positive, regardless of the size of the two numbers.
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-4-(-2)= -4+2= -2
-2 - +3 = -5
a negative minus a negative = a positive. the two negatives put together make a plus sign. example... 5-(-7) = 13
It always is a negative number. The result will be the sum of the two digits with a minus sign in front of it, eg, (-4) - (+7) = -4 - 7 = -11.
The problem 20 minus negative 24 equals 44 because two negatives become a positive.
Yes, for any value of the two numbers.
It can. Negative 2 minus negative 1 = negative 1. However, it sometimes might be positive. Negative 5 minus negative 16 = positive 11. If you have two equal negative variables, such as -a - -a, you will get -2a. -2a may still be positive though, if a is a negative number. An example of having two unequal negative numbers is -a - -b, which is -a + b. That may be positive or negative depending on what a and b are equal to.
A positive plus a positive will equal a positive. However a negative minus a negative will not equal a negative. It will equal a positive.