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3 - (-5) + 8(-4) = 8 + (-32) = -24

It depends. (a) a positive minus a smaller positive is positive, (b) a positive minus a positive of the same size is zero, and (c) a positive minus a bigger positive is negative. For example, (a) 8 - 6 = 2 (b) 8 - 8 = 0 (c) 8 - 11 = -3

The answer is 8. 5-(-3)(subtracting a negative is the same as 5+3(adding a positive).

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-8 - (-13) = - 8 + 13 = +5 ( minus a minus is a plus)

8 minus negative three or 8--3 equal positive 11. The double negative converts the minus sign into a plus sign and the negative into a positive.

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Not necessarily; it can be negative, zero, or positive. (-5) - (-3) = -5 + 3 = -2 (-5) - (-5) = -5 + 5 = 0 (-5) - (-8) = -5 + 8 = +3

The result can be either positive or negative, depending on the sizes of those original two negative numbers. (-8) minus (-10) = positive 2 (-8) minus (-5) = negative 3

5 minus -8 is 13.

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Yes because when you subtract a negative, you're really just adding a positive. It really is 3+5=8, not 3-(-5)=8.

-6, or negative six.

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-16 - 8 = -24

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