Subtracting Positive & Negative Numbers


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What is 6 - 8?

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1. What is -2 - 4?

2. What is -3 - -3?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to solve problems involving negative and positive numbers. You'll review your understanding of how to work with negative numbers and your ability to find the correct answers in sample problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet helps to review what you know about:

  • Subtracting a number that is larger from another
  • How to deal with negative numbers in subtraction problems
  • Solving practice problems for the correct answer

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use what you know about subtraction with negative and positive numbers to solve problems and find the right answer
  • Information recall - see if you remember how to subtract a negative number from a negative number
  • Interpreting information - review what you learned about subtracting a negative number from another negative number and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You'll find more information on this subject in the lesson titled Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers. This lesson offers a more comprehensive review of:

  • How negatives can be like double negatives in a sentence
  • A visual representation of negative and positive numbers
  • Subtracting positive numbers
  • The different ways negative and positive numbers can be subtracted
  • Examples of these types of problems