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Q: Can you explain why subtracting an integer is adding its opposite?

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In the end, there is no difference because subtracting a negative integer is the same as adding a positive integer. 1-(-1)=2 1+1=2

Subtracting a negative integer is the same as adding its absolute value.

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They are different because they both heve negative and positive.

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Adding a negative is the same as subtracting a positive. 9 - 9 = 0 9 + (-9) = 0

Subtracting a negative is like adding a positive.

Subtracting an integer is the same as adding its opposite.Examples:In the following examples, we convert the subtracted integer to its opposite, and add the two integers.7 - 4 = 7 + (-4) = 312 - (-5) = 12 + (5) = 17-8 - 7 = -8 + (-7) = -15-22 - (-40) = -22 + (40) = 18Note that the result of subtracting two integers could be positive or negative.

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