Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Subtracting Real Numbers - Practice: 1


a. $-26$ b.$8$ c.$-10$ d.$5$

Work Step by Step

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.$-4-(-9)=5$
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