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Q: When you subtract a negative by a negative what do you get?

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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.

A negative.

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

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.

Subtract negative 3.

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.

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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positive is to add and negative is to subtract in math

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No, you add the positive to the negative.

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

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

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.

subtract the negative from the positive

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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.

Subtract and add the sign of the greater number.

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

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.

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