Given a rank $2r$ matrix $M\in\Bbb Q_{\geq0}^{n\times n}$ can we find two matrices $M_+\in\Bbb Q_{\geq0}^{n\times n}$ and $M_-\in\Bbb Q_{\geq0}^{n\times n}$ each of rank at most $r$ such that $M=M_+-M_-$ holds?

Variant of What is this matrix decomposition called and does it exist always? and $M$ is non-negative here and so the counter example there does not work.


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