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Q: What is the answer if you subtract positive twentyseven from negative sixtynine?

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positive is to add and negative is to subtract in math

No, you add the positive to the negative.

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.

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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That is correct. If you subtract a positive number from a negative number, your result is negative.

Subtracting a negative is like adding a positive; the result will be positive.

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