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What Does a positive minus a negative Equal?

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Subtracting a negative from a positive is like adding the value of the negative number to the positive number. The two negative signs cancel like this:

5 - (-3) = 5 + 3 =8

4 - (-1) = 4 + 1 = 5

Generally, when you see two negative signs in a row, they cancel each other out to form a positive. Hope that helps!

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Yes, Igershko has it beautifully.
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if you subtract a negative, it cancels itself out making the answer a positive.

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