Video: Subtracting Integers

Fill in the blank in −1 − 5 = _.

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Video Transcript

Fill in the blank in negative one minus five equals blank.

This is a subtraction problem. And on a number line, we represent subtraction by going to the left. Our starting point is negative one because we’re dealing with subtraction.

We know we’ll be moving to the left. We’re subtracting five units, and that means we need to move to the left five times. Five units to the left of negative one is at negative six. Negative one minus five is negative six.

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