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# (-3)+(-15)+(+2)?

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Emily Share
Mar 19, 2018

$- 16$

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If we have a $+$ outside a bracket with a negative number $\left(- 15\right)$ the plus becomes a minus. If there is a plus inside the bracket $\left(+ 2\right)$ the sign stays the same

$- 3 - 15 + 2$

Here we go into negative numbers;

$- 3 - 15 = - 18$

Since we have a positive $2$ we add it to the equation;

$- 18 + 2 = - 16$

Remember! It becomes $- 16$ as that is a higher number than $- 18$. $0$ is a bigger number then negative numbers!

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