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NatalieLove

  • one year ago

Simplify -[3-(-6)] got this incorrect a million times

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  1. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    what did you get

  2. Khushal_Shah
    • one year ago
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    ok, so lets take this one step at a time. First focus on the inside, you have 3-(-6). what does that equal?

  3. NatalieLove
    • one year ago
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    -18

  4. Khushal_Shah
    • one year ago
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    no, that's not right. You're multiplying 3 and -6, but you should be subtracting them, I think that's where you mistake may be natalie :)

  5. Khushal_Shah
    • one year ago
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    what is (3) - (-6)? what happens when you subtract a negative number?

  6. NatalieLove
    • one year ago
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    -3

  7. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    (3) - (-6) is the same as (3) + (6) you can think of the two negatives cancelling out to form a positive

  8. Khushal_Shah
    • one year ago
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    almost! just follow what @jim_thompson5910 said. Once you get the answer to taht, all you have to do is negate it (due to the negative on the outside) and you're good to go! :)

  9. NatalieLove
    • one year ago
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    9

  10. NatalieLove
    • one year ago
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    what about the negative in the outside

  11. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    -[3-(-6)] -[3+6] -[9] -9

  12. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    so you basically evaluate 3-(-6) to get +9 then you change it to -9 since there's a negative out front

  13. NatalieLove
    • one year ago
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    got it

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