## NatalieLove 2 years ago Simplify -[3-(-6)] got this incorrect a million times

1. jim_thompson5910

what did you get

2. Khushal_Shah

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

-18

4. Khushal_Shah

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

what is (3) - (-6)? what happens when you subtract a negative number?

6. NatalieLove

-3

7. jim_thompson5910

(3) - (-6) is the same as (3) + (6) you can think of the two negatives cancelling out to form a positive

8. Khushal_Shah

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

9

10. NatalieLove

what about the negative in the outside

11. jim_thompson5910

-[3-(-6)] -[3+6] -[9] -9

12. jim_thompson5910

so you basically evaluate 3-(-6) to get +9 then you change it to -9 since there's a negative out front

13. NatalieLove

got it