# Pre-Algebra : Negative Numbers

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Subtract Rational Numbers And Understand The Absolute Value Of Their Difference: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.1c

Subtract:       Explanation:

Distribute the negative sign through the parentheses.  Double negatives equal a positive. The answer is .

### Example Question #31 : Negative Numbers

Solve:       Explanation:

To evaluate this, first simplify the innermost parentheses.   Distribute the negative two in front to term inside the parentheses. ### Example Question #1 : Add And Subtract Rational Numbers: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.1d

Evaluate:       Explanation:

Break up the parentheses. Double negatives result in a positive sign, and positive with a negative sign will result in a negative sign. Next, simplify by adding and subtracting each component from left to right. ### Example Question #32 : Negative Numbers

Solve:       Explanation:

Use the order of operations to solve this.  A negative number that is not in parentheses squared will remain negative. ### Example Question #31 : Negative Numbers

Simplify:       Explanation:

Simplify the numerator and the denominator first. Divide the terms inside the parentheses. Distribute the negative sign.  Double negatives will result in a positive sign. ### Example Question #41 : The Number System       Explanation:

Since is greater than and is positive, our answer is positive. We treat as a subtraction problem. Answer is .

### Example Question #8 : Understand Distances Between Numbers On A Number Line: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.1b       Explanation:

When a plus and minus sign meet, the sign is negative. The difference is .

### Example Question #41 : The Number System       Explanation:

When a plus and a minus meet, the sign is negative. When adding two negatie numbers, we treat as addition and add the minus sign in the end. Answer is .

### Example Question #5 : Subtract Rational Numbers And Understand The Absolute Value Of Their Difference: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.1c       Explanation:

When minus signs meet, the sign becomes positive. This becomes an addition problem. Answer is .

### Example Question #34 : Negative Numbers       This is also the sum of two negative numbers. In this case, we add the numbers and then add a minus sign in the end. Answer is . 