Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

a. $-26$ b.$8$ c.$-10$ d.$5$
For two terms with the same sign, add their absolute values. Use the sign that both terms have as the answers. a. $-20-6=-26$ Subtracting a negative number from a positive number leads to the two terms being added. b.$3-(-5)=8$ c.$7-17=-10$ d.$-4-(-9)=5$