The application for a Decree Absolute of Divorce must be made on a special form which can be obtained from the court office.
Once the Decree Absolute of Divorce is granted, copies will be sent to all parties in the proceedings.
But when the argument was negative, we change the sign; namely, we changed the "understood" "plus" into a "minus".
This leads to one fiddly point which may not come up in your homework now, but will probably show up on tests later: When you are dealing with variables, you cannot tell the sign of the number or the value that is contained within that variable.
The concept of absolute value has many uses, but you probably won't see anything interesting for a few more classes yet.