# Symbols:Arithmetic and Algebra/Negative Quantity

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## Positive

- $-$

A unary operator prepended to a number to indicate that it is negative.

For example:

- $-6$

The $\LaTeX$ code for \(-6\) is `-6`

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If a number does not have either $+$ or $-$ prepended, it is assumed to be **positive** by default.

## Also see

See:

for other uses of this symbol.