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Subtracting 2 from -9 moves back 2 spaces further into the negative space.

So -9 - 2 = -11

think of it like you asked somone to borrow 10 dollars then you asked to borrow 2 more. this person has now given you 12 dollars, which makes them 12 dollars short of whatever they had

-10-2=-12

Q: What is negative 9 minus positive 2?

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