# FreeBASIC - 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

### Examples

### FreeBASIC

Additive inverse the possible of use:```
xmin = -32768
ymax = 32767
Dim x As short= -1234 ' x = -1234
Dim y As short= -(1500 mod 60)' y = -25
y = CShort((x * y)) ' z = 30850
```

### FreeBASIC

Other pieces of example codes:xmin = -128

xmin = -2147483648

xmin = -9223372036854775808

You can find it in the following collections: arithmetic operators

Additive inverse in another programming language: