Marissa substracted a negative number from a positive number. Her result was negative. Is that reasonable?

Marissa substracted a negative number from a positive number. Her result was negative. Is that reasonable? Explain.

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1. Expert says:

Idk i am in 5th grade lol

2. Expert says:

This makes absolutely no sense at all young man/women

3. klocke2001 says:

It is not reasonable.

Step-by-step explanation: when subtracting a negative number from a positive number the answer is always going to be positive because two negatives make a plus. For example 3-(-5). The two negatives cancel each other out, so it’s 3+5=8

4. AriesTwice says:

Sample response: No, that does not make sense. When you subtract, you add the opposite. That means you’re adding two positive numbers. When you add two positive numbers, the result is positive.

Step-by-step explanation: