Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter R - Section R.2 - Operations on Real Numbers - R.2 Exercises: 2



Work Step by Step

The sum of two negative numbers is a negative number. When we add together two numbers with the same sign, we are adding their absolute values. The sum will have the same sign as the given numbers, which is negative in this case. For example, $-6-3=-(|6+3|)=-(|9|)=-(9)=-9(\lt0)$
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