## Elementary Algebra

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# Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.3 - Integers: Addition and Subtraction - Problem Set 1.3 - Page 20: 85

#### Answer

$36$

#### Work Step by Step

Written horizontally, this problem reads $17-(-19)$ Subtracting a negative number is the same thing as adding a positive number. We rewrite the expression as $17+19$ We perform addition to get $36$

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