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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