Pre-Algebra : Negative Numbers

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Pre-Algebra

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Subtract Rational Numbers And Understand The Absolute Value Of Their Difference: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.1c

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 Two negative signs become a plus sign. Since  is greater than  and is positive, our answer is positive. We treat as a normal subtraction.

Answer is 

Example Question #12 : Subtract Rational Numbers And Understand The Absolute Value Of Their Difference: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.1c

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 Two minus signs become a plus sign. Since  is greater than  and is negative, our answer is negative. We treat as a normal subtraction.

Answer is .

Example Question #1 : Interpret Products Of Rational Numbers And Understand Properites Of Operations: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.2a

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 When multiplying with a negative number, our answer is negative.

Answer is 

Example Question #10 : Interpret Products Of Rational Numbers And Understand Properites Of Operations: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.2a

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 When multiplying with two negative numbers, our answer is positive.

Answer is 

Example Question #83 : Negative Numbers

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 When there are odd amount of negative numbers, the answer is negative when multiplied. Since three is odd, our answer is negative. We multiply from left to right.

Answer is .

Example Question #7 : Divide Integers: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.2b

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 When dividing with a negative number, our answer is negative.

Answer is .

Example Question #1 : Divide Integers: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.2b

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 When dividing with two negative numbers, our answer is positive.

Answer is 

Example Question #84 : Negative Numbers

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 When dividing with an odd amount of negative values, our answer is negative. Since two is not odd, our answer will be positive. We divide from left to right.

Answer is .

Example Question #11 : Understand Distances Between Numbers On A Number Line: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.1b

Solve:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When adding with negative values, the sign turns negative. So now we have . Since they have the same sign, we just treat it as an addition problem and add  and then insert the negative sign in front. The answer is 

Example Question #12 : Understand Distances Between Numbers On A Number Line: Ccss.Math.Content.7.Ns.A.1b

Solve:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When dealing with negative numbers, let's see which number is greater.  is greater than  and is positive so the answer is positive. We treat this as a subtraction problem. 

Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors