Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-5 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers - Lesson Check - Page 33: 6



Work Step by Step

Here you are just subtracting 8.5 from 1.5. The answer will be negative, as you are trying to take away more than there is. To make it easier, you can do 8.5-1.5 and get 7. Then add a negative symbol to make it -7.
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