Math and Arithmetic

# What is positive 8 minus negative 3?

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###### 2011-05-24 07:01:31

When you subtract a negative from a positive, its like adding a positive. 8-(-3) is the same as 8+3. Always remember, subtracting a negative is the same as adding a positive.

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8 minus negative three or 8--3 equal positive 11. The double negative converts the minus sign into a plus sign and the negative into a positive.

It depends. (a) a positive minus a smaller positive is positive, (b) a positive minus a positive of the same size is zero, and (c) a positive minus a bigger positive is negative. For example, (a) 8 - 6 = 2 (b) 8 - 8 = 0 (c) 8 - 11 = -3

The result can be either positive or negative, depending on the sizes of those original two negative numbers. (-8) minus (-10) = positive 2 (-8) minus (-5) = negative 3

The answer is 8. 5-(-3)(subtracting a negative is the same as 5+3(adding a positive).

Minus a negative means you can plus a positive so therefore the answer would be positive 8.

Not necessarily; it can be negative, zero, or positive. (-5) - (-3) = -5 + 3 = -2 (-5) - (-5) = -5 + 5 = 0 (-5) - (-8) = -5 + 8 = +3

A positive number. ALWAYS!!! 3 - (-5) = 3 + 5 = 8 Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding a positive number.

1 is the answer +8-(-7) = 15 If you subtract a negative number, you sign is changed to addition. A positive minus a minus = a positive. (two minuses next to one another = a +) +8-(-7) =+8+7 =15

it is -8 because you are putting a positive into a negative number

When you have to subtract a negative number, the two negatives cancel each other out to create a positive. So really, your question is what is positive 8 plus positive 3.

Positive is above zero and negative is below zero.positive: +8 or 8negative: - 8if it has a (line) minus sign in front of it, its negative...If it has nothing or a (cross) adding sign then its Positive!

Yes because when you subtract a negative, you're really just adding a positive. It really is 3+5=8, not 3-(-5)=8.

Its the double negative principle minus a negative = plus a positive4 - (-4) = 4 + 4 = 8

If I understand your question correctly, then the answer is negative because if you add positive 3 to negative 8 the answer is negative 5.

Yes. ie) -8-3=x The problem would change to: -8+(-3)=x x=-11 So just make it a negative plus a negative.

Negative 8 minus 12 is negative 20.

9 - -3 = 9 + 3 = 12 12 - 8 = 4 9 - -3 - 8 = 4

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