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Unformatted text preview: who couldn’t like you?), decides to “forgive” $5000 of that debt. He’s removing it from your life. If someone subtracts debt that you owe, aren’t you richer for it? It’s subtracting (removing) a negative (debt). This turns into a positive. This is how it works! Case II:4 – 7 = 11 (think of it as 4 +  7) 4 – 7 = 3 (think of it as 4 +  7)5 – 7 = 12 (think of it as 5 + 7) 5 7 = 2 (think of it as 5 +  7) Are you comfy with subtracting a negative being the same as a positive? Well, this time we’re going to go the opposite way. If you’re ever confused because you’re asked to subtract something here’s a similar way to think of it: think of it as adding debt. If you add debt you’re poorer, right? Your checking account has less money in it, right? It’s the same basic principle. I hope this helps! Please let me know if I can be of further assistance....
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 Fall '11
 J.King
 Algebra, Real Numbers, Addition, Subtraction, Uncle Moneybags

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