SOLUTION: Describe how to subtract real numbers.

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 Question 164133This question is from textbook Algebra 1 : Describe how to subtract real numbers.This question is from textbook Algebra 1 Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!To subtract a number, you add its "additive inverse". The "additive inverse" of a number is the same number (absolute value) but having the opposite sign. Examples: 6-9 = 6+(-9) The additive inverse of 9 is -9 -5-(-6) = -5+6 = 1 The additive inverse of -6 is 6 So you are changing the subtraction problem to an addition problem. 10-6 = 10+(-6) = 4 -12-4 = -12+(-4) = -16