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For instance why does 5 - (-2) = 7

Why do two negatives make a positive when you subtract them?

For me that equation reads 5 apples and you take away -2 apples which to me doesn't really make sense because in real life you can't have -2 apples.

It's hard for me to imagine in real life what it means to take away something negative.