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: 13



Work Step by Step

To add $6+(-5)$, we can take the absolute value of both numbers. $|6|=6$ $|-5|=5$ Next, we can subtract the lesser absolute value from the greater absolute value. $6-5=1$ The number with the greater absolute value is positive, so the result will be positive. Therefore, $6+(-5)=1$.
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