-282 -(+1017) = ?Originally Posted byAmanda

So you want to subtract +1017 from -282.

If I recall it right, the rule is, when you subtract, you change the sign of this thing you are subtracting, then you add the changed-sign thing to the amount you are subtracting from.

(I bet the rule is not worded like that.)

So, you are subtracting +1017. Then, change its sign, from originally positive to negative now.----->>> -1017.

Then add that -1017 to -282.

I bet you know how to add two negative numbers.

If you got -1299 total, then I won the bet.