Subtract. Take away. Decrease by.

Example: 8 minus 3 is 5 (which is written 8 − 3 = 5)

When used on its own, it means in the negative direction.

Example: "Minus 5 Degrees" means 5 degrees below zero.

Example: 8 minus 3 is 5 (which is written 8 − 3 = 5)

When used on its own, it means in the negative direction.

Example: "Minus 5 Degrees" means 5 degrees below zero.