# Visual Basic - 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

## Visual Basic .NET

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
```

## Visual Basic .NET

Other pieces of example codes:Dim x As integer= -12345

Dim x As sbyte= -5

Dim x As long= -82345

you can find it in the following collections: arithmetic operators

additive inverse in another programming language: