I need to put in words how do we add numbers worn different signs. I need to explain. I'm really not sure how to do this.

Positive number is always larger.

When you add number with

29 +(- 54) = - 25

54 - 29 = 25

|29| < |-54| so the answer will be negative number.

- 17 + 47 = 30

47 - 17 = 30

|47| > |- 17| so the answer is positive.

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When you add number with

**signs, find the***different***and use the sign of a number with the bigger absolute value. I will use Jame's examples***difference*29 +(- 54) = - 25

54 - 29 = 25

|29| < |-54| so the answer will be negative number.

- 17 + 47 = 30

47 - 17 = 30

|47| > |- 17| so the answer is positive.

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*By real life's words this problem will be:**You earned $29, it's "+" for your pocket, and you spend/borrow $54, which is "-" for your pocket.**If you spend more than you earn, result is negative.**If you earn more than you spend result is positive.*
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