–6 is the subtrahend.
Change the sign of the subtrahend and change the operation symbol to +.
–11 + 6
Add the integers. (Take note that the integers have different signs. So subtract the two numbers and copy the sign of the larger number).
11 – 6 = 5
Since 11 is greater than 6, copy the sign of the integer with 11.
The difference is –5.