Posted by **Angie** on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5:41pm.

Which is true when a negative nuber is subtracted from a positve number?

A.the difference is always 0

B.the difference is always positive

C.the difference is always negative

D.the difference could be negative or positive

*i need examples to

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**JJ**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5:43pm
Try some examples.

+ 8 - (-8)

Remember when you subtract, you add the opposite in algebra

+8 + (+8) = 16

+ 10 - (-4) = "

Look for a pattern.

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**Knights**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5:44pm
B always positive

for example, this would be positive number - negative number = positive number + - - positive number = positive number

3 (positive number ) - (-14) (negative number) = 3 --14 = 3+14 = 17. btw it cant be 0 because the first number is positive

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**Angie**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5:50pm
ty both so much

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**Knights**, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5:50pm
np

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