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"No. For instance -19 - 17 = -36. Not -2 as it may seem.

-5 - 34 = -39. Even though a quick glance would make it seem to be 29"

That is wrong... you are subtracting a positive from a negative the question consists of subtracting a positive from a negative. 15 {a positive} - (-5) {a negative} = 20 you minus the negative sign on the -5 to make +5 but we write it just as 5.

Anyways to answer the original question. Yes Subtracting a number is the same as adding it's opposite, therefore adding a positive to a positive will always result in a positive.

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