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# When is it difference of a positive and negative integer positive?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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The difference between a positive integer and a negative integer is ALWAYS positive.

Suppose X and Y are positive so that -Y is negative,

The the difference two numbers, A and B is A - B so the difference between X and (-Y) is X - (-Y) which equals X + Y. The sum of two positive numbers is always positive.

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When the absolute value of the positive integer is larger than the absolute value of the negative one.

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