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# What is the positive difference between -5 and 7?

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### When you subtract a positive from a negative integer is the difference always positive?

The result will always be a negative value. The difference can be looked upon in a neutral way, or depending on the calculation, you may want to say there is a difference by a particular sign. We would normally look on the difference in a positive way. -7 - 5 is - 12. The difference between -7 and -12 is 5. However if you are going from -7 to -12 you have a -5 difference, while going from -12 to -7 you have a 5 difference. So it can depend on perspective.

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### Is the difference between a positive and a negative number always positive?

yes. if you think of a number line with -5 to the left and all the numbers upto 7 on the right the difference just means how many numbers do you have to move to get from -5 to 7? in this case 13. because this is just a an amount of numbers moving in any direction the answer will always be positive. even if it was -10 to -5 the answer is still 5 because you have only moved 5 places

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### What are absolute differences?

The absolute difference is more properly titled the absolute value of the difference, and refers to the actual distance two numbers are apart on the number line. This is easy to show with positive numbers. 7 - 5 = 2 5 - 7 = -2 The absolute value of -2 is 2 which makes sense because no matter which comes first, the distance between 5 and 7 (or 7 and 5) is two spaces on the number line. 7 - (-5) = 12 -5 - 7 = -12 The absolute difference of both of these is 12.