# additive inverse: -

operator negative sign is used to change the sign of expressions. it works as a negation: if the expression value is positive then the result will be negative, and if the expression is negative then the result will be positive.## -

### Description

`- `*expression*

### Input

- expression - any number

### Output

- Result - numbers

compatible programing languages:

Basic | Visual Basic .NET | FreeBASIC | C | C++ | Visual C++ .NET | C# | Java | JavaScript | Object Pascal | Pascal | Free Pascal | PHP

Basic | Visual Basic .NET | FreeBASIC | C | C++ | Visual C++ .NET | C# | Java | JavaScript | Object Pascal | Pascal | Free Pascal | PHP

### Examples

## Example

additive inverse the possible of use:```
xmin = -32768; ymax = 32767;
short x= -1234; // x = -1234
short y = -(1500 % 60);// y = -25
y = (short)(x * y); // z = 30850
```

## Example

Other pieces of example codes:` x= -12345`

` x= -5`

` x= -82345`

you can find it in the following collections: arithmetic operators

additive inverse in another programming language: