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if the question u are asking is something like this

1/2 - ( - 1/2 )

then the answer is simple

all you have to do is solve the equation

like this

1/2 - ( - 1/2 ) = 1/2 + 1/2 = 2/2 = 1

its the - (-1/2) that is important

remember the rule

minus and minus equal plus

plus and plus equal plus

minus and plus equal minus


and i hope it helps :)

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