I need to find out what is seven minus negative four
seven minus negative four
Amanda's answer is correct, but to really understand this kind of problem, think of it this way:
You have some money and you spend $4 at a store. You have $7 left in your pocket. Let's say you want to return the thing you bought for $4. Now you have $7 minus the -$4 spent. In other words, if you had not spent the $4, you would have $7 + $4 = 11.
Understanding how negative numbers work can be tricky, but it's worth really understanding why and how they work rather than just memorizing rules and formulas!
7 - (-4) = ?
When you are subtracting negative number, remember that two negatives make a positive.
So in this case:
7 - (-4) becomes 7 + 4, which equals 11.