# The integer $-3$ exceeds $-5$ by how much?

**Given :**

The given numbers are $-3$ and $-5$.

**To do :**

We have to find how much $-3$ exceeds $-5$ by.

**Solution :**

To find how much $-3$ exceeds $-5$ by we have to subtract $-5$ from $-3$.

$-3-(-5) = -3+5$ $[ - x - = + ]$

$= 5-3$

$= 2$

**Therefore, $-3$ exceeds $-5$ by 2.**

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