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

##### 2 Answers

Jul 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

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

Therefore, this can be rewritten as:

Which simplifies to:

Hope this helps!

Jul 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

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

Hope this helps!