Negative Vibes

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4 + ?-7 = -34 - ?10 = -6
?10 + -3 = 7?5 - -1 = 6
1 - ?-3 = 47 - ?14 = -7
4 + ? + ? = ? + ? + ?-3 + -3 = -3 + -3 + -3 + 7

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Topics: Starter | Algebra | Negative Numbers

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(assuming all the question marks represent the same number)

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