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# What is 11 minus negative 5?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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14y ago

Subtracting a negative number has the same effect as adding a positive number. Therefore, 11 - (-5) = 11 + 5 = 16

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11y ago

(-5)-(+11) = -5-11= -(5+11) = -(16) = -16

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11y ago

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