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anonymous
 5 years ago
What happens when you subtract a number from a negative number?
anonymous
 5 years ago
What happens when you subtract a number from a negative number?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Any examples of what your talking. ~ I'm some how a bit confused.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh! Um...like: 65=? I believe that it is 11. estudier helped me with that so I hope I remember it.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you for your concern though. That was kind of you. :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.065 would equal to 11 as you remembered.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If 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
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2think of negative numbers as being in a hole; the more dirt you subtract from the hole, the deeper you go.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0good explanation, amistre!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you for explaining :)
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