Integers: Subtracting Negative Numbers – MATH Understand subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, p - q = p + (-q). Based on CommonCore CC Standard 7.NS.A.1.C 7.NA.A.1-d. 12 Questions by Math_by_Kahoot 02/01/2018 answers Play Subtracting a negative is the same as: subtracting the opposite. multiplying the opposite. adding the opposite. subtracting a positive. Subtract. 6 -12 12 -6 Subtract. 8 12 -12 -20 … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.