How do you simplify #-3.01-14.5#?

1 Answer
Nov 15, 2017

Answer:

See solution below;

Explanation:

In a normal and quick solution;

#-3.01 - 14.5 = -17.51# (Using normal calculator!)

Now lets try solving it in mathematical terms..

First, you separate each values in their forms..

We have; #-3 and - 14#

Also; #-.01 - .5#

Please note that #rArr 01 != 1#, when it comes to solving decimal places..

Now we solve them individually

Recall #rArr - + - = -#

#-3.01 - 14.5 rArr - (3.01 + 14.5)#

Solving, #- (3.01 + 14.5)#

#- [(3 + 14) + (.01 + .5)]#

#- [(17) + (.51)]# (Adding only #0 and 5# since they are next to the decimal point!)

#- [17 + .51]#

#-[17.51]

#-17.51#

Hope this helps!