## Elementary Algebra

$-29$
We start with the given expression: $-53-(-24)$ First, we will convert this to an addition problem: $-53+24$ We can find the sum of a positive and a negative integer by subtracting the smaller absolute value from the larger absolute value and giving the result the sign of the original number that has the larger absolute value. Since $|-53|>|24|$, we can subtract $24$ from $53$, giving us $29$. Since the larger absolute value was originally negative, the result is negative: $-29$