Adding And Subtracting Negative Numbers | Pre-Algebra | Khan Academy

Learn how to add and subtract negative numbers. The problems solved in this video are 2 – 3 = -1 and -2 – 3 = -5 and -2 + 3 = 1 and 2 – (-3) = 5 and -2 – (-3).

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  1. Why on earth have you come up with this way of doing math when the old way has been fine for over 200 years.
    I think this is totally UNACCEPTABLE.
    How in the world do you figure Two negatives make a positve. Oh let me see them one sideways and put them together and now you have a positive. And when In life WILL anyone ever have to use this way of math? This is what they call common core?
    It is ridiculous. It is so confusing. No wonder KIDS are failing. It’s pathetic.

  2. All my math teacher does is talk about his life and how is such a ” great” teacher when he is like 78 years old

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