Example 6 - Therefore, using the same rule as in...

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Example 5 Subtract the following. 1. +12 – (+4) = +12 + (–4) = 8 2. +16 – (–6) = +16 + (+6) = 22 3. –20 – (+3) = –20 + (–3) = –23 4. –5 – (–2) = –5 + (+2) = –3 Minus preceding parenthesis If a  minus precedes a parenthesis,  it means everything within the parentheses is to be subtracted. 
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Unformatted text preview: Therefore, using the same rule as in subtraction of signed numbers, simply change every sign within the parentheses to its opposite and then add. Example 6 Subtract the following. 1. 2....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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