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Because adding a negative is the same as subtracting a positive. In other words, minus a plus is he same as plus a minus. For example

5+ (-3) = 5-3 = +2

5 -(+3) = 5-3 = +2


minus a plus = = minus

plus a minus = minus

plus a plus = plus

minus a minus = plus

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Because by definition, adding a negative integer is the same as subtracting its positive counterpart.

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