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anonymous
 4 years ago
Isn't 2.25 +1.75 equal to 1.5?
anonymous
 4 years ago
Isn't 2.25 +1.75 equal to 1.5?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Would you care to expound on that?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Let's say you have a $1.75 and you want to buy something that costs $2.25. What is your deficiency as far as the money is concerned?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the difference, 50 cents

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1There you go. 2.25+1.75=.5

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know that 0.5 is the correct answer but every time I work it out I get 1.5. I still don't get it.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you show me your working please?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1When you add two numbers with opposite signs, subtract the two numbers while ignoring the signs. Then give the answer the sign of the bigger number.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then why did u add the fives and... what did you do after that??

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I subtracted the fives. 55=0

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so what's a one doing over the 2 in the next column?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I borrowed 1 from the 2. That made the 2 above the 7 into a 12

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think the problem might be that you don't know how to subtract when you have to borrow.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok i got that, what if i put it this way, i should get the same answer but i don'tdw:1328047132639:dw

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1When you subtract, you put the bigger number on top.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0isn't the positive number the bigger one?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The number with the bigger absolute value. The number that is the bigger if you ignore the signs.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhh, didn't know that

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Did you notice how I wrote the problem? That's the way you should write it.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait, how come the answer is negative, a negative and positive 1 are supposed to cancel each other...

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sign of the bigger number right? got it

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You give the answer the same sign as the number with the greatest absolute value. 2.25 is bigger than 1.75 and 2.25 is negative. So the answer will be negative.
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