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(-1)-(-5)=?

What is negative 1 minus negative 5?

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Steve O. | I don't just teach the test, I take it too. 2400SAT, 35ACT(Superscore)I don't just teach the test, I take it t...
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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.

 

 

Megan S. | Experienced Private Lesson Teacher, Music and MathExperienced Private Lesson Teacher, Musi...
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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

Michael M. | Biology, chemistry, math, and test prep tutorBiology, chemistry, math, and test prep ...
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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.