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Subtraction Operator (–)
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Used to find the difference between two numbers or to indicate the negative value of a numeric expression.
Synopsis
Syntax 1
result = number1-number2
Syntax 2
-number
Arguments
The – operator syntax has these parts:
result Any numeric variable.
number Any numeric expression.
number1 Any numeric expression.
number2 Any numeric expression.
Description
In Syntax 1, the – operator is the arithmetic subtraction operator used to find the difference between two numbers. In Syntax 2, the – operator is used as the unary negation operator to indicate the negative value of an expression.
If an expression is Empty, it is treated as if it were 0.
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