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anonymous
 5 years ago
what are the rules for adding and subtracting negative numbers
anonymous
 5 years ago
what are the rules for adding and subtracting negative numbers

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Adding a negative number is like subtracting that number. Subtracting a negative number is like adding it: \[ 5+5 = 55 5(5) = 5+5 \]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[ \begin{align*} 5+(5) &= 55\\ 5(5) &= 5+5 \end{align*} \]

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0()+()= and (+)+()=You need to subtract and take the sign of the bigger number

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Subtraction is basically addition ()(+)=()+()

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0always add numbers... subtracting is just "adding a negative" 52 is the same as: 5 + (2) = 3 Also, one point is this: If you have a problem like: 7(3); just take the 2 negatives and make a (+) out of them: 7 (3) = 7  3 = 7+3 = 10 If that helps any

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The sign in the parenthesis just symbolizes what kind of number we have whether it is positve or negative
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