Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.2 Adding and Subtracting Signed Numbers - 9.2 Exercises - Page 638: 10



Work Step by Step

To add $-4+10$, we can take the absolute value of both numbers. $|-4|=4$ $|10|=10$ These two numbers differ in absolute value by 6. The number with the higher absolute value is positive, so the result will be positive. Therefore, $-4+10=6$.
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