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 .

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

Also see

See:

Symbols:Subtraction
Symbols:Set Difference (Variant)
Symbols:Logical Not (Minus)

for other uses of this symbol.