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In Access how do I sum Positive and Negative numbers on an Access Report?

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I have two Fields from a query that appear on my Access report. I would like to sum these two fields in the footer section of the report. The two fields are Positive and Negative numbers. I have tried the formula below, but the result is incorrect. It seems the formula is only adding positive numbers.
Field names: Negative and Positive.  Values are -81,861   and  2,500.
The formula below gives me a result of 2,500.   The correct answer should be -79,361.

What am I doing wrong?

=Sum(([Negative])+([Positive]))
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