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When you subtract a negative from a positive, its like adding a positive. 8-(-3) is the same as 8+3. Always remember, subtracting a negative is the same as adding a positive.

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-8 - +3 = -11

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What does 8 minus negative 3 equal?

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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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

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