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## Arithmetic (all content)

### Course: Arithmetic (all content)>Unit 4

Lesson 6: Adding & subtracting negative numbers

# Addition & subtraction: find the missing value (part 2 of 2)

Sal solves more missing value problems: 4 = -8 - __  and  __ - (-2) = -7  and  -4 = __ - 9.

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• Is zero considered positive or negative?
Some college people say it's positive,yet my teachers say it's "neutral."
• Zero neither positive or negative. For once, college students are wrong in something they are good at!
• Is anyone here finding this stuff way too easy, and is in a lower grade than 7? This is too easy.
• Even if it is easy it still helps to build your skills
• When you do problems like this, I like to do something called cha-ching. This basically is when you flip the symbols. Here's what I mean. 2-(-4) becomes 2+4. There you flipped the subtraction sign and the negative sign. Make sure to upvote this
• -4=_-9.(the example)

isn't -13-9 =-4 or am i wrong
• You have it backwards! It's 9-13 not 13-9.
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• does anyone else get SUPER confused on this or what?
• The more you decide to practice the better you will become and the easier it will be.
(1 vote)
• the answer is -12 beacause 4=-8--12 which is 4=-8+12 which is 4=4
• I'm in high school and I'm learning 7th grade math. Haha
• Is zero considered positive or negative?
Some college people say it's positive,yet my teachers say it's "neutral."