# Difference between revisions of "-"

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− | The | + | The [[-]] mathematical operator performs subtraction on two numerical values or [[negation|negates]] a single value. |

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* Numbers used can be any literal or variable numerical value type. | * Numbers used can be any literal or variable numerical value type. | ||

* Subtracting a negative value will actually perform addition with the other value. | * Subtracting a negative value will actually perform addition with the other value. | ||

* Subtracting a negative or [[negation|negated]] value will make the return value more positive. | * Subtracting a negative or [[negation|negated]] value will make the return value more positive. | ||

− | * Addition and subtraction are the last operations performed in | + | * Addition and subtraction are the last operations performed in QBasic's normal order of operations. |

* Subtraction cannot be performed on [[STRING]] values. | * Subtraction cannot be performed on [[STRING]] values. | ||

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− | + | * [[+|+ positive]] (addition operator) | |

− | + | * [[Mathematical Operations]] | |

− | [[+|+ positive]] (addition operator) | ||

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− | [[Mathematical Operations]] | ||

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{{PageNavigation}} | {{PageNavigation}} |

## Latest revision as of 16:26, 28 February 2021

The - mathematical operator performs subtraction on two numerical values or negates a single value.

## Syntax

- return_value = number1 - number2

## Description

- Numbers used can be any literal or variable numerical value type.
- Subtracting a negative value will actually perform addition with the other value.
- Subtracting a negative or negated value will make the return value more positive.
- Addition and subtraction are the last operations performed in QBasic's normal order of operations.
- Subtraction cannot be performed on STRING values.

## See also

- + positive (addition operator)
- Mathematical Operations

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