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Q: Can a subtraction expression with a positive integer and a negative integer have a difference of zero?

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The difference between two numbers is the result of a subtraction. This can be either positive or negative.

The difference between two numbers is the result of a subtraction. This can be either positive or negative, depending on which number is greater.

no, the absolute value does not change the subtraction into addition. it does however, change the difference to positive ( if the difference is negative)

There are infinitely many possible answers. For example, (3) - (5) = -2.

The primary difference is that subtraction is an operation that is performed as part of an expression. For example.... 2X - 4 Whereas a negative sign is not an operation but associated with an individual term in the expression..... 2X + (-4) In the first example you are subtracting two positive "things" from each other. In the second example you are adding a positive "thing" and a negative "thing" together. You will notice that if you were to substitute a number in for X in either of these expressions, or graph them as linear equations, you would obtain the same results for both.

they both have something to do with positive and negative

It's called subtraction

Because a negative negative is the same a a positive, and because of the definition of subtraction and addition.

Mathematically it can vary if addition/subtraction. If it's multiplication/division, then it's always negative.

In multiplication and division: always. In addition: never. In subtraction: sometimes.

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