What is negative 1 minus negative 5?

## (-1)-(-5)=?

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# 3 Answers

Minus a minus turns into a plus. Most important thing to remember.

So -1 -(-5) is the same as -1+5. And that is the same thing as 5-1.

Your answer is 5-1 = 4.

Remember that "minus a negative" turns into "plus a positive". So any time you see two negative signs next to each other, turn them both to positive. Thus you get (-1)+(5)=4

when you subtract a number by a negative you are actually adding the number so (-1)-(-5) is the same as -1+5 which equals 4.