Tell me if this is correct: 2.54-(-1.81)=0.73

andreascott50

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2.54-(-1.81)=0.73 If it is not correct please do not give me the correct answer as i ' am trying to learn this stuff. Thanks
 

tkhunny

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Try again.

Hints:

2+1 = 3
2-1 = 1

2+(-1) = 2-1 = 1
2-(-1) = 2+1 = 3
 

Denis

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As TK told you Andrea, two minuses make a plus,
so 2.54 - (-1.81) = 2.54 + 1.81 = 4.35.

Here's a way to look at this:
+ 4.35
- 1.81
=====
+ 2.54

Now, 2.54 - (-1.81) means:
1.81 was deducted from a number, to leave 2.54.
Now, what was that number before the 1.81 was minused off?
In other words, - (-1.81) means: "minus off", or cancel the -1.81 deduction;
so to cancel it off, you have to ADD it back on...
Sure hope I haven't confused you further :shock:
 
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