Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Addition of Real Numbers - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 62: 6



Work Step by Step

The numbers being added have opposite signs. The absolute value of the positive number is $\frac{1}{2}$. or $\frac{5}{10}$. The absolute value of the negative number is $\frac{4}{5}$ 0r $\frac{8}{10}$. Since the negative number has a higher absolute value than the positive number, then the sum of the two numbers is negative.
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