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How would you work out -12-17?

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-12-17


Subtracting from a negative number is still going to be negative.

So, a quick way to do it is 12 + 17 and then put the negative (-) in front.


e.g. -10 - 7


10 + 7 = 17


-10 - 7 = -17

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