The Language of Subtraction
Represent the subtraction problems in symbolic form, then find the difference.
Note: Place all negative numbers in the symbolic form in parentheses
Subtraction Language                      Symbolic Form             Difference
                                                       Example: 5 - ( - 3)          Example: 8
negative nine subtracted from nine
negative nine minus nine
six less than negative nine
nine decreased by negative four

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Subtraction language                         Symbolic Form       Difference
Negative nine subtracted from nine          9 - (-9)                  1...
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