Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Adding Real Numbers - Practice: 2



Work Step by Step

$-5+8$ This expression is the same as $8-5=3$ Remember, with different signs, subtract the absolute values, and then apply the sign of the larger absolute value. The absolute values of the above terms would be: 8 and 5, whose difference is 3, and the sign of the greatest absolute value is positive, so the answer is 3.
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