How do you simplify #(-3) + (-8) - (9) - (-7) + (3)#?

2 Answers
Apr 13, 2018

Answer:

-10

Explanation:

So first we have to take them out of the brackets but make the operators (operators are the different signs like plus, mius, times and divide) correct. Apply the following:

#(-3)+(-8)-(9)-(-7)+(3)#

Simplify and we get:

#-3-8-9+7+3#

Now collect the terms:

#-20+10=-10#

Tried keeping it as simple as possible, hope this helps!

Apr 13, 2018

Answer:

see below

Explanation:

We have, #(-3)+(-8)-(9)-(-7)+(3)#,which can be further simplified to, #-3-8-9+7+3#
Or, #cancel(-3)-17+7 cancel(+3)#
Or, #-10# is the simplified version of the above expression.