GED Math : Operations with Negative Numbers

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Operations With Negative Numbers

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Explanation:

Use the order of operations to evaluate this.

When there are double negatives, the value will be converted to a positive.

When there is no sign in between an integer and the parentheses, it will be multiplied.

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Example Question #31 : Operations With Negative Numbers

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Explanation:

Evaluate the terms in the parentheses first.

Double negatives will be converted to a positive.

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Example Question #31 : Operations With Negative Numbers

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Explanation:

Evaluate using order of operations.  Expand the terms in parentheses and exponents first before distributing the negative signs.

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Example Question #34 : Operations With Negative Numbers

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Expand the term with the power of three.

Expand the terms.

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Example Question #35 : Operations With Negative Numbers

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Double negatives will convert to a positive.

Determine the sum.

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Example Question #36 : Operations With Negative Numbers

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Use order of operations to solve.  Evaluate the terms in parentheses first.

Double negatives will turn into a positive.

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Example Question #151 : Basic Operations

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Evaluate using order of operations first.  Double negatives will turn into a positive.

Determine the sum.

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Example Question #152 : Basic Operations

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Expand the expression by order of operations.

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Example Question #31 : Operations With Negative Numbers

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Explanation:

Solve by first evaluating the parentheses.  Double negatives result in a positive sign, while a positive and negative sign will result in a negative sign.

Simplify the terms so that there is one sign remaining for each integer.

Evaluate the sum.

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Example Question #154 : Basic Operations

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Evaluate the terms of the inner parentheses.

Double negatives translates to a positive sign.

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