Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-5 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 34: 48


The sum of -135 and 257 is larger.

Work Step by Step

When adding a negative number and a positive number, the sum has the sign of the number with the larger absolute value. Since 257 is larger than 135, the sum of -135 and 257 will be positive. The sum of 135 and -257 will be negative. Any positive number is greater than any negative number. Since the sum of -135 and 257 is the positive sum, it is the greater sum.
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