Minus Sign
Pronunciation: /ˈmaɪ.nəs saɪn/ Explain
The symbol '-' is called the
minus sign. It can indicate
subtraction or a negative value.
Examples:
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Example | Description |
-5 |
Negative five |
-a |
Negative a. If
a = 3,
-a = -3. If
a = -6,
-a = 6. |
7 - 4 |
7 minus 4. |
a + ^{-}5 |
Add negative five to a. |
7 - ^{-}d | Subtract negative d from 7. |
References
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, minus sign. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 118. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- Keigwin, H. W.. Principles of Elementary Algebra. pg 3. www.archive.org. Ginn & Company. 1886. Last Accessed 9/2/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/principlesofelem00dupurich#page/n8/mode/1up. Buy the book
- Bettinger, Alvin K. and Englund, John A.. Algebra and Trigonometry. pp 7-8. www.archive.org. International Textbook Company. January 1963. Last Accessed 9/2/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/algebraandtrigon033520mbp#page/n18/mode/1up. Buy the book
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Minus Sign. 4/25/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/minussign.html.
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