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-3/20 - (-5/20), Simplify Expression

by Paul
(Carrolltonga.)











































-3/20 - (-5/20)

begin by eliminating the double negative associated with the second parentheses

once the double negative is eliminated, the two fractions can be combined easily

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Jun 23, 2011
Algebra - Subtracting Fractions
by: Staff


The question:

by Paul
(Carrolltonga.)

-3/20 - (-5/20)


The answer:

-3/20 - (-5/20)

= -3/20 + (-1)*(-5/20)

= -3/20 + 5/20

= 5/20 - 3/20

= (5 - 3)/20

= (2)/20

= 2/20

= (2*1)/(2*10)

= (2/2) * (1/10)

= (1) * (1/10)

= 1 * (1/10)

= (1/10)

= 1/10


The final answer is: 1/10


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