# Algebraic addition

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**Algebraic addition** is a method in mathematics for adding numbers in which negative numbers can be added to and subtracted from other numbers. When a negative number is added to another number, it must be enclosed in parentheses and is simply subtracted from the number: . When a negative number is subtracted from a number, it is also enclosed in parentheses. The negative signs cancel with one another, and the number is then added: .