# The Relocation Property (Subtraction)

**Algebra**Level pending

As seen from working with the Relocation Property using just the addition operator, we can solve problems a whole lot easier when we employ it. But what about subtraction? Hmm not so cut and dry anymore...

Consider the expression \(19+26-3-9+4+43\)

We cannot rearrange solely the numbers for easier calculation, because we have addition and subtraction. Here is where the Relocation Property comes to the rescue. We will consider each operation sign to be "glued" (as part of the act in the story) with the number that follows it.

The Relocation Property states: \(\text{The operation sign goes with the number that follows it.}\)

When writing your solution try to be as thorough and true to the thinking of yourself as a grade five student, who is trying their utmost to get out of developing their mathematical selves from the problem.

Keeping in mind... Every Problem Tells a Story.

So show each derivation keeping in mind elegance, completeness, and compactness.

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