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Subtract Simple Positive and Negative Numbers

In this worksheet, students will subtract positive and negative numbers.

'Subtract Simple Positive and Negative Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Four Operations for All Numbers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding the positive.

The answer may be positive or negative depending on the size of the numbers.



5 - -11 = 5 + 11 = 16

-11 - -3 = -11 + 3 = -8



-11 + 3

is the same as

 3 + -11

which is the same as

 3 - 11

which is -8


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