A negative number closest to zero is greater 2-3 = negative 1 2-5 = negative 3 negative 1 is bigger because it is closer to zero
If the negative number is bigger then the answer will be negative If the bigger number is positive then the answer will be positive. All you do is subtract the two numbers and take the sign of the bigger number Ex (+2)+(-7)=(-5)
no not always. as long as the first number is bigger than the second number. if it is not, the answer is negative. 7-5=2 5-7= -2
Subtracting from a negative number would make the number a bigger negative. For example. If we have the number -10. And are told to subtract 5 from -10. We have -10 - 5 = -15.
yes* * * * *Wrong!The answer is that it depends! It depends on the relative magnitudes of the two numbers.If the magnitude of the first number is bigger, the answer is negative,If the magnitude of the two numbers is the same, the answer is zero,If the magnitude of the first number is smaller, the answer is positive.For example,-5 - (-2) = -3-5 - (-5) = 0-5 - (-7) = +2
Negatives and subtraction go hand - in - hand For Example, - 5 + 3 = - 2 could be also seen like this. 3 - 5 = = -2 Your answer will be negative if the number with the negative sign is bigger than the number with the positive term. If both numbers are negative then you add them up as normal numbers like positive and just put a negative before the total. - 5 - 5 = - 10 - 5 + (- 5) = -10
Depends. If you are subtracting a bigger number from a smaller number, such as 3 - 5, you will get a negative result, -2. If you are subtracting a smaller number from a bigger number, such as 12 - 3 you will get a positive result, 9.
No a negative plus a negative is not a positive answer. example. -5+-2=-7 but if you are subtracting a negative number from a negative, then the second negative number would become a positive. example. -5 - -2= -5+2= =-3
well it depends if the negative is bigger than the positive or viseversa. lets say you have -5+7 it would equal 2. if it was -7+5 it would equal -2. In short, a positive number plus a negative number is the same thing as a positive number minus another positive number. Example: 3 + (-2) = 1 3 - 2 = 1
3 negative 5 and 3 equals negative 2 easy question (-5) + 3 = (-2)
-1.5, -pi, -2/5
Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding.2--5 = 2+5 = 7