Q: What is the answer to negative 3 minus positive 12?

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3 minus -9 is 12.

Positive 3 plus negative 5 minus negative 2 minus positive 4 is equal to -4.

negative 20

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

A negative minus a negative turns the latter into a plus positive,for example -6 minus -3 would be :-6 ++ 3 = -3A minus negative always turns into a plus positive...To get more Specific:Suppose x and y are two POSITIVE numbers so that -x and -y are negative. Then a negative minus a negative = (-x) - (-y) = -x +yIf x > y the answer is negativeIf x = y the answer is zeroIf x < y the answer is positive

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3 minus -9 is 12.

Positive 3 plus negative 5 minus negative 2 minus positive 4 is equal to -4.

-12 - (-3) Two negatives equal a positive. So, -12 + 3 = -9

No, 12/-4 = -3 A negative times negative is positive, so positive divided by negative is a negative.

-3. Subtracting a negative number yields the same result as adding a positive.

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.

A negative number e.g 3 times -4 = -12 Do the normal sum then add in the minus (when timing) :)

negative read this : "MULTIPLICATION: minus times minus is plus (negative x negative = positive).....minus times plus is minus (negative x positive = negative).....plus times plus is plus (positive x positive = positive) DIVISION: minus divi minus is plus (negative ÷ negative = positive)......minus divi plus is minus (negative ÷ positive = negative).....plus divi plus is plus (positive ÷ positive = positive)"

3 - (-12) = 3 + 12 = 15.

negative 20

If you subtract a negative number from another number, this is the same as adding a number. The two negative actions cancel each other out. & Whenever you are subtracting a negative from a positive (9 - -3) you can turn both negative signs into a positive so the new problem is 9+ +3 = 12 hope that helped

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