# Chapter R - Section R.2 - Operations on Real Numbers - R.2 Exercises: 127

(a) $-\$466.02$(b)$-\$190.68$

#### Work Step by Step

(a) We calculate Ahmad's balance: $-\$382.45+\$25.10+\$34.50-\$45.00-\$98.17=-\$466.02$ Thus his payment should be $\$466.02$to achieve$\$0$ balance. (b) We start with the balance from (a) and include the new changes ($\$300$added,$\$24.66$ subtracted): $-\$466.02+\$300-\$24.66=-\$190.68$

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