# SOLUTION: hello, i'm confused here about the ( ) and the absoulute value sign// here are my 2 problems i thought i was doing allright but got confused (1.) i'm suppose to write the

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 Question 10854: hello, i'm confused here about the ( ) and the absoulute value sign// here are my 2 problems i thought i was doing allright but got confused (1.) i'm suppose to write the subtraction in the following expression as addition of the opposite a. -10 - 8 + (-23) + 5 - (-34) I came up with -10+ (-8) + (-23) + 5 + 34 is that correct? If -34 is now +34 why isn't -23 +23?? (2.) this problem i'm to simplify each expression a. /-500/ = -500 b. why isnt (-y) -y and not + please respond if you would please by 10:00 am wed i have a clas then thanks again for your help in advance and i look forward to hearing from you soon... Guy!!!!Answer by longjonsilver(2297)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!you are correct. As for why the -23 stays -23... look at my Lesson on "Signs". I have one for addition/subtraction and one for multiplication/division. They tell you the simple rules too. Not too sure what you want me to say on the second part, sorry. Look at my Lessons though and i hope they help you. Good luck. Jon.