# Long description

Step 1. 2 plus left parenthesis negative 6 right parenthesis equals negative left parenthesis 6 minus 2 right parenthesis equals negative 4. Step 2. Negative 6 plus 2 equals negative left parenthesis 6 minus 2 right parenthesis equals negative 4. In both of these steps, negative 6 has the larger absolute value. Step 3. 6 plus left parenthesis negative 2 right parenthesis equals 6 minus 2 equals 4. Step 4. Negative 2 plus 6 equals 6 minus 2 equals 4. In both of these lines 6 has the larger absolute value. The operation, 6 minus 2 is labeled as, subtraction of the absolute value.

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