Q. 119 C5.0( 3 Votes )

Write a positive integer and a negative integer whose difference is a negative integer.

Answer :

There are a number of solutions possible in this case.


But we need to keep in mind to take a negative integer first and then subtract a positive integer from that.


What if we do the opposite? Let us take a positive integer first = 11 (say)


Now, let us take a negative integer at second = -14 (say)


Subtract second integer from first,


Difference = 11 – (-14)


Difference = 11 + 14 [minus & minus = plus, in addition as well as in multiplication and division]


Difference = 25, which is a positive integer not a negative integer.


That’s why we need to do the exact opposite.


First, take negative integer = -14


Then, take positive integer = 11


Now, subtract first integer from second,


Difference = -14 – 11 [minus & minus = plus, in addition, multiplication and division; also, the greatest number’s sign is taken in the final result]


Difference = -25, which is a negative integer.


Thus, answer is -14 and 11.


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