equivalent to subtracting a negative
Adding a negative number is the equivalent to moving to the left on a negative-positive number line.
That is equivalent to adding a positive number and a negative number. If the forces have the same magnitude, it is the same as adding a number and its additive inverse.
The answer is in the question... You are "adding" a negative number to another negative number hence you will get a negative number! Now if you were subtracting a negative number from a negative number, the negatives will cancel out ex:subtracting> -5-(-3)=-2 .........adding>-5+(-3)=-8
To subtract a negative number is the equivalent of adding a positive number. Subtracting is the opposite of adding. If adding a negative number is equivalent to subtraction, then subtracting a negative number must be equivalent to addition. A big positive number, such as, let us say, having a large bank account, is the opposite of having a large debt, which would be a negative amount of money. If you owe a thousand dollars, that means you have negative $1000. If you can subtract that debt by paying it off, then you have added $1000 to your net worth. so it makes perfect sense.
Adding two negative numbers always gives a negative number.
Negative. Sorry. No you do not. Adding a negative to a negative gives you a number that is even more negative. Picture a number line. A negative number is to the left of zero, and adding a negative number moves further left. ■
No, it is not impossible; subtracting a negative number is equivalent to adding the negative number without its minus sign. For example, 10 - (-6) = 16; -10 -(-6) = -4; and -1 - (-6) = 5
Note that adding a negative number is equivalent to subtracting a positive number, so 13 + -8 is the same as 13 - 8 which equals 5.
No. Adding two negative numbers will give a number which is more negative.
Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding the corresponding positive number:6 - (-3) = 6 + 3Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding the corresponding positive number:6 - (-3) = 6 + 3Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding the corresponding positive number:6 - (-3) = 6 + 3Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding the corresponding positive number:6 - (-3) = 6 + 3
it is the same as adding a negative number to a positive number
Adding a negative amount is equivalent to subtracting a positive amount.
Subtracting a negative fraction is the same as adding its positive equivalent.
the answer could be negative or positive depending on whether the negative number you're adding is bigger than the positive number
take any negative number, and subtract a positive number..that is the same as adding a negative number and two negative numbers added together are a negative number.
To subtract a negative number is equivalent to adding a positive number. Two negatives multiplied make a positive.
If you are adding a positive number, then this is the same as normal addition. For instance, 4 add positive 5 is 9. negative 1 add positive 8 is 7. If you are adding a negative number, then this is the same as subtracting that number. For instance 6 add negative 1 is 5. negative 7 add negative 2 is negative 9.
A negative, since subtracting a positive is equivalent to moving left done the number line. Since we start left of 0 on the number line, it is only possible to end left of it after subtraction, resulting in a negative. Since the subtraction is the opposite of addition, to subtract a positive really means that you are adding a negative. So you are adding two negatives which gives you a negative sum.
subtract the positive number
The sign of the answer will always be a positive number because subtracting a negative is the same as adding a positive (
Adding a negative number to a negative number makes a larger negative. In order to solve this you add the numbers together as a positive then add a negative sign.
subtraction is merely adding a negative number, so subtracting a negative number is adding the negative of a negative number. It should be pointed out that while most people find this concept obvious, it was not obvious to ancient mathematicians. In fact, as late as the 1800s, most mathematicians thought that negative numbers were nonsense.