# What is positive 8 minus negative 3?

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.

### What does a negative subtract a negative equal?

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

### What is a positive minus 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

### Does a minus number minus another minus equal a positive?

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

### What is 5 minus negative 3?

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

### What is positive 6 minus negative 2?

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

### What is a positive number minus a negative number?

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

### What is positive 8 minus negative 7?

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

### What is positive eight minus negative 3?

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.

### Which one is positive and negative?

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

### Does 3 minus negative five equal 8?

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

### What is negative 9 minus positive 1?

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

### How do you subtract a negative from a positive?

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

### Is a negative integer minus a positive integer always a negative integer?

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

### How do you divide negative numbers?

To divide negative numbers, you divide the corresponding positive numbers. Then: If one number is positive and one is negative, you add a minus sign to the result. For example, 8 / (-2) = (-8) / 2 = -4. If both numbers are negative, the result is positive. For example: (-8) / (-2) = 4. -18/6 = -3 -8/-4 = 2 35/-5 = -7

### Is the product of 8 negative and 3 positive factors a positive or negative?

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.

### Rules in operation with signed numbers?

I. Addition 1. Positive + Positive = Positive ( +3 PLUS +3 = +6) 2. Negative + Negative = Negative (-3 PLUS -3 = -6) 3. Positive + Negative OR Negative + Positive Subtract the numbers then copy the sign of the number with greater value. (+5 PLUS -3 = +2) (-5 PLUS +3 = -2) II. Subtraction Change the sign of the subtrahend then the follow the rules of addition above. Examples: +5 MINUS… Read More

### Does a negative plus a negative equal a negative?

Negative plus Negative would equal positive in Maths. like this: -7 + -8 = 1 Because you're adding a minus It Will Not Equal a Positive it will Equal a Negative. -7+-8= -15. Because you are adding a negative to another negative. If the problem was -7+8= 1. Because you are taking seven out of that eight. If It were to be multiplication than a negative TIMES a negative would have been a positive(-8 x… Read More

### What is negative plus negative?

Same thing as negative minus positive. You may as well imagine both are positive, add them, and then add a big fat "-" in front. Consider this, -X = -1 • X, and vise-versa. So if -X is -5 -3, then that's the same as -1(5+3), which is the same as 8 • -1. Negative.

### What are synonyms of the word minus?

When used as an adjective, negative, so minus seven is the same as negative seven. When used as a verb, take away or subtract, so 8 minus 3 is 8, subtract 3.

### Eight minus negative eight?

8-(-8) is the same as 8+8 since two negatives make a positive so it is 16.

### What is the answer for the mathematical expression -15 -8?

Since it's a negative number(-15) minus a positive number (8), it's like adding two negative numbers (-15) and (-8). To do this, add them up similar to as if they were positive. (15+8) and then tack on a negative sign. Thus, the answer is -23.

### What is the answer to 3 minus negative 5 plus 8 multiplied by negative 4?

3 - (-5) + 8(-4) = 8 + (-32) = -24

### What are the rules for multiplying or dividing negative and positive numbers?

Positive x Positive = Positive: 3 x 2 = 6 Negative x Negative = Positive: (-2) x (-8) = 16 Negative x Positive = Negative: (-3) x 4 = -12 Positive x Negative = Negative: 3 x (-4) = -12

### What does negative 8 minus negative 13 equal?

-8 - (-13) = - 8 + 13 = +5 ( minus a minus is a plus)

### What is the reciprocal of -.375?

-.375=-3/8 So, -8/3 because a negative time a negative equals a positive, and 1 is a positive

### A negative plus a positive equels?

A negative or a positive! It depends on the question. EXAMPLES -7 + 3 = -4 ( a negative answer) -7 + 8 = 1 (a positive answer) IF you mean a negative times a positive, the answer is negative: -3 x 5 = -15

### What is positive three minus negative eight?

when subtracting negative numbers its helpful to remember the following phrase: Keep, Change, Change this means that the sign of the first number stays the same but the other two change, applying it to your problem means that 3-(-8)=? keep, change, change 3+(+8)=? 3+8=11

### Does a positive plus negative equal a negative?

If the positive number is greater than the negative, it's a positive. Ex: 8 + (-3) = 5 If the negative is greater though, then the answer is a negative. Ex: 3 + (-5) = -2

### What is the absolute value of minus eight?

The absolute value of any negative number is equal to its positive equivalent. In this instance, abs (-8) = 8