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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.

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