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 - Exercise Set: 98

Answer

Positive

Work Step by Step

Point b s negative and point c is positive. Point c is a lot farther away from zero than point b so it must have a greater absolute value. Since the positive number has a greater absolute value than the negative number, the answer must be positive.
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