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anonymous
 one year ago
Subtracting a positive and adding a negative number are completely different operations.
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anonymous
 one year ago
Subtracting a positive and adding a negative number are completely different operations. True False

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I have no idea thats the question. Im very confused @Leong

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you try to get the results positive or negative?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I dont know its a true or false @Leong

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, let's make some example. they said is completely different actions in solving :) what do you think?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, depending on what are we talking about, algebra or ARITHMETIC

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then it possible to have a negative number :) like how do you get 6 into 6? you plus 12 right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, depending on which way you want the results to be, negative or positive, its not actually different, well, reads these might give you more info. http://www.mathsisfun.com/positivenegativeintegers.html http://www.themathpage.com/alg/signednumbers.htm but to me, there is no different in add or subtract those :) the only different we have is the results it give us :)

zzr0ck3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2This is a bad question. Subtracting is not an operation Really we are adding the additive inverse of a number, so now we are adding the additive inverse of an additive inverse. \(a(b)=a+((b))\). The one on the left is just an abuse in notation.

zzr0ck3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I should be very clear and say that subtraction is not an operation on the real numbers as a field because subtraction is not associative. But that was boring. . .
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