Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Summary Exercises - Operations with Signed Numbers: 11

Answer

-13

Work Step by Step

-18 + 5 Find the absolute values |-18| = 18 and |5| = 5 Subtract the lesser absolute value from the greater absolute value 18 -5 = 13 The negative number -18 has the greater absolute value, so the answer is negative -18 +5 = -13
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.