# Subtract Simple Positive and Negative Numbers

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

Key stage:  KS 3

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.

Examples

5 - -11 = 5 + 11 = 16

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

Remember

-11 + 3

is the same as

3 + -11

which is the same as

3 - 11

which is -8

On to the questions!

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