anonymous
  • anonymous
What happens when you subtract a number from a negative number?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Any examples of what your talking. ~ I'm some how a bit confused.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh! Um...like: -6-5=? I believe that it is -11. estudier helped me with that so I hope I remember it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you for your concern though. That was kind of you. :)

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anonymous
  • anonymous
-6-5 would equal to -11 as you remembered.
anonymous
  • anonymous
If you subtract a number from a negative number, it just becomes even more negative. If you think of it as a number line from left to right, with negative numbers on the left, and positive on the right (with zero being teh middle), then if you subtract a number from another, then you move to the left a corresponding distance on that line. So -6 would be 6 spaces left of zero. If you subtract 5 from it, you move 5 more spaces to the left, and end up at -11.
amistre64
  • amistre64
think of negative numbers as being in a hole; the more dirt you subtract from the hole, the deeper you go.
anonymous
  • anonymous
good explanation, amistre!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you for explaining :)

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