ACT Math : How to add negative numbers

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Example Questions

Example Question #555 : Arithmetic

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Explanation:

Simply the signs before solving. A positive sign multiplied with a negative sign will convert the sign to a negative, and a negative multiplied with a negative will convert the sign to a positive.

Example Question #551 : Arithmetic

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Starting at  and adding  is the same as subtracting .  .

Example Question #557 : Arithmetic

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Explanation:

Adding  to  is the same as subtracting  from .

Example Question #558 : Arithmetic

Add 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Starting at  and adding  is the same as subtracting .

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