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tlneader

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-9 -(-2.3)= -9+(?)
 

stapel

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Hint: "minus of minus is plus"

Another way of looking at it: Subtraction changes the sign of what is being subtracted, so:

. . . . .5 - (+2) = 5 + (-2)

. . . . .5 - (-2) = 5 + (+2)

Hope that helps.

Eliz.
 

tlneader

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No that doesn't help.

-9 - (2.3)= -9+(?)
 

jolly

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Re: No that doesn't help.

tlneader said:
-9 - (2.3)= -9+(?)
Don't simply state the problem again. Rather, explain why the suggestion didn't help.
 
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