Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Subtracting Real Numbers - Practice: 3

Answer

$-\frac{2}{3}$

Work Step by Step

$-\frac{4}{9}-\frac{2}{9}=-\frac{6}{9} = -\frac{2}{3}$ For two terms with the same sign, add their absolute values. Use the sign that both terms have as the answers. Both terms here have a common base, so all that is left to do is the operators and then simplify.
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