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if a lesser integer is being subtracted from a greater integer, is the answer positive or is it negative?

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  1. it's positive~

    example for (+) answer:
    7 - 3 = 4
    **3 (the lesser integer) is being subtracted from 7 (greater integer)
    other examples,
    -3 - (-8) = 5
    0 - (-2) = 2
    2 - (-1) = 3

    hope this helps~ :)

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