Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Summary Exercises - Operations with Signed Numbers - Page 656: 14



Work Step by Step

-17 + 0 Find the absolute value of both the numbers |-17| = 17 and |0| = 0 Now subtrat the lesser absolute value from the greater absolute value 17 - 0 =17 Put the sign of the greater absolute value so 17 is the greater absolute value so answer must be negative i.e. -17
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