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write and solve a word problem that can be modeled by the difference -4 - 10.

My dog lost 4 ounces this year And 10 ounces last year. What is the Difference in weight loss? Or what is total weight lost?
I am not sure I'm doing this right. The answer I got to the original question is
-4 + -10 = -14 because you change the negative to positive and positive to negative. But know there is no difference? Can you help me understand the problem?

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  1. the difference between two number m and n is m-n.

    So, you are comparing -14 and -10. The difference is

    -4 - (-10) = -4 + 10 = 6

    That is, he lost 6 more ounces this year than last year.

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  2. yea

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