# Subtraction Operator (–)

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.