## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 29: 152

#### Answer

To add two numbers with the same sign, add their absolute values. The sum will have the same sign as the two numbers.

#### Work Step by Step

To add two numbers with the same sign, add their absolute values. The sum will have the same sign as the two numbers. Example: $-3+(-4)$ Add their absolute values: $|-3| + |-4| = 3+4 =7$ The sum must be negative, thus: $-3+(-4)= -7$

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