# Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - Chapter Review - 1-5 and 1-6 Operations with Real Numbers: 69

$-11$

#### Work Step by Step

We start with the given expression: $q-8$ We plug in the value of $q$: $-3-8$ To subtract, we add the opposite: $-3+(-8)$ To add numbers that are both negative, we add the absolute values and put a negative sign in front: $-(3+8)=-11$

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