What is negative 1 minus negative 5?
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.
What is negative 1 minus negative 5?
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.