## Elementary Algebra

The total company's loss is $845,000$ dollars.
The term "loss" suggests a subtraction of money while the term "profit" suggests the addition of money (gaining money). Annual report: $-615,000$ dollars in $2011$, $-275,000$ dollars in $2012$, $-70,000$ dollars in $2013$ and $+115,000$ dollars in $2014$ Add up all of the loses and profits: $= (-615,000) + (-275,000) + (-70,000) + (115,000)$ $= -615,000 - 275,000 - 70,000 + 115,000$ $= -890,000 - 70,000 + 115,000$ $= -960,000 + 115,000$ $= -845,000$ dollars Therefore, the total company's loss is $845,000$ dollars.