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 - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 34: 28



Work Step by Step

Add the absolute values. Since both numbers are negative, the result is negative. $-\frac{2}{3}+(-\frac{3}{5})=-\frac{10}{15}+(-\frac{9}{15})=-(|-\frac{10}{15}|+|(-\frac{9}{15}|)=-(\frac{10}{15}+\frac{9}{15})=-\frac{19}{15}=-1\frac{4}{15}$
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