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Answered 2012-02-20 05:18:34

If you mean when you subtract a negative from a positive what does it make? If so, you will get a positive answer. This is because the two negative symbols are basically multiplied, and if you multiply two negatives you get a positive, so a positive number minus a negative number becomes a positive number plus a positive number.

6 - (-5) = 11

2 - (-10) = 12

125 - (-15) = 140

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