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 35: 58



Work Step by Step

When adding a negative number and a positive number, the sum has the sign of the addend with the larger absolute value. The statement does not provide enough information to determine whether the positive or negative addend has the greater absolute value, so it is not possible to say that the sum will be negative. The sum could be positive, negative or zero.
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