Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter R - Section R.2 - Operations on Real Numbers - R.2 Exercises: 2

Answer

Negative

Work Step by Step

The sum of two negative numbers is a negative number. When we add together two numbers with the same sign, we are adding their absolute values. The sum will have the same sign as the given numbers, which is negative in this case. For example, $-6-3=-(|6+3|)=-(|9|)=-(9)=-9(\lt0)$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.