# How do you simplify -36 - ( -24) ?

Jul 9, 2018

$- 12$

#### Explanation:

We know that two negative signs next to each other is equivalent to a positive sign.

Therefore, this can be rewritten as:
$- 36 + 24$

Which simplifies to:
$= - 12$

Hope this helps!

Jul 9, 2018

$- 12$

#### Explanation:

Subtracting a negative is the same thing as adding a positive. With this in mind, we can rewrite our expression as follows:

$- 36 + 24$, which is also equal to

$24 - 36$, which simplifies to $- 12$.

Hope this helps!