# Subtracting a negative number

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Please solve the following using the subtraction rule, concerning negative integers:

(-3) - (-5) =?

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Are you familiar with the saying two wrongs don't make a a right?

Well, in this case they do.

The basic concept is that when you subtract a *positive* number, it tells you how many steps to go *leftwards* on ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution assists with subtracting a negative number in the given equation.

$2.49