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When subtracting negative numbers change the subtraction sign to a plus and change the second number (which would appear to be positive) to a negative. ex. -14 - 7=?/-14 + -7= -21 When adding negative numbers just add them as they appear. ex. -2 + -5= -7

The result of subtracting a negative number minus a negative number can be positive, or negative, depending on which of the numbers is larger. It can even be zero.

The result of subtracting 2 numbers is the difference.

The rules for dividing negative numbers is the same as multiplying them. A negative number multiplied/divided by a negative number is positive and a negative number multiplied/divided by a positive number is negative.

Subtracting a negative integer is the same as adding its absolute value.

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Never.

Subtracting negative numbers is exactly the same as adding the positive number.

the same as adding whole numbers. two negatives = negative. two positives = positive, and a negative and positive depends on the absolute value of the greater number.

The negative sign will change to a positive sign when subtracting negative numbers from positive numbers so you will simply add them together.

when you add two positive integers the answer is always positive when you add two negative integers the answer is positive when you add one negative and on positive integer, the answer is negative subtracting two negative numbers gets a negative answer subtracting two positive numbers- the answer depends subtracting a negative and positive number- the answer depends, the positive number would have to be bigger than the negative to achieve a negative number, and if the positive number is less, than the answer is still negative

If you are subtracting the negative from the positive, the answer will be positive. If you are subtracting the positive from the negative, the answer will be negative.

-15. The rule is 'subtracting a positive is the same as adding a negative'

When subtracting negative numbers change the subtraction sign to a plus and change the second number (which would appear to be positive) to a negative. ex. -14 - 7=?/-14 + -7= -21 When adding negative numbers just add them as they appear. ex. -2 + -5= -7

Adding two negative numbers will always be negative. Subtracting two negative numbers may be positive or negative. Dividing or multiplying two negative numbers will always be positive.No

Have the second number be greater than the first.

Subtracting two positive fractional numbers, or adding one positive and one negative integer.

Subtracting its additive inverse. (In principle, this is valid for adding positive numbers as well.)

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