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Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers (3)

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

'Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers (3)' worksheet

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.

Work from left to right to get the answer.

 

Examples

15 - -21 - 5 = 15 + 21 - 5 = 36 - 5 = 31

 

-117 - -30 - -21= -117 + 30 + 21= -87 + 21= -66

 

Remember

-11 + 3

is the same as

 3 + -11

which is the same as

 3 - 11

which is -8

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