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# Every time i punch in 1000 - 500 i keep getting a negative sign in front of my numbers. and the = doesnt work. please help

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Hello,
Calculators usually have two minuses, the regular minus sign and the change sign sometimes labeled (-) or (+/-). The latter is not meant to effect a subtraction, but to take the negative of the number you just entered. Big difference, would you say, but the syntax is different.
Ex: 15 - 7 is a subtraction with result 8
10 (-) displays -10 on the screen.
In some calculators the change sign is smaller than the regular minus, and is raised above the main line.
Hope it helps.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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