# What’s 11-(-6) ?

Mar 28, 2018

$17$

#### Explanation:

Subtracting a negative is the same thing as adding. The two negatives cancel each other out.
Therefore, $11 - \left(- 6\right)$ can be simplified to $11 + 6$, which is simply $17$

Mar 28, 2018

$17$

#### Explanation:

$\text{subtracting a negative value is equivalent to adding}$

$\text{that is } - \left(-\right) \equiv +$

$\rightarrow 11 - \left(- 6\right) = 11 + 6 = 17$