How do you compute 11+(-19)?

Nov 5, 2016

$- 8$

Explanation:

if the first number is smaller than the first, a quick way is to reverse the subtraction and then put a negative sign in front of the answer.

$11 + \left(- 19\right)$

$= 11 - 19 = - \left(19 - 11\right)$

$= - 8$