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depends if the first number is bigger than the second number than it is a negative

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Q: When you subtract a negative by a negative what do you get?
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What is the answer if you subtract positive twentyseven from negative sixtynine?

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.

What is negative subtract a plus?

A negative.

What is a negative subtracted by a positive?

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

What does a negative subtract positive equal?

A negative

What do you do when subtracting a positive and a negative?

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.

What will you do subtract in six to make it nine?

Subtract negative 3.

How do you subtract a negative fraction from a negative fraction?

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.

How do you subtract a positive number by a negative number?

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.

What is Negative 596 subtract 216?


What is negative 6 subtract negative 2?


What is your positive and negative?

positive is to add and negative is to subtract in math

What is negative 5 subtract 4?


What is negative 7 subtract 12?


Do you subtract when its a negative plus a positive?

No, you add the positive to the negative.

What does a negative subtract a positive equal?

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

How do you subtract a negative and a negative?

Add the second negative to the first negative, so -1 - -2 = 1

How do you subtract from a negative number?

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.

What is the sum of a negative integer from a positive integer?

subtract the negative from the positive

Negative 34 subtract 4 equals to?


What does negative 7 subtract negative 2 equal?


Would you add or subtract to negative numbers?

Whatever is required by the context of the question. Whether or not the number is negative gives no indication as to whether to add or subtract.

Do you add or subtract when you have a negative number and a positive?

Subtract and add the sign of the greater number.

What do you get when you subtract a negative integer from a positive integer?

You will get a positive integer. If you subtract a negative number, you will be adding it. I think of it like 2 minuses equals a plus. :P

Is negative 8 greater than negative 3?

No it is more negative. Think of it like this. It's the complete opposite of Positive numbers. (regular non-negative numbers). Also, you have to subtract to get to -8, and obviously subtract means take away.

Does a negative number minus a positive equal a negative?

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