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

Apr 13, 2018

-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:

$\left(- 3\right) + \left(- 8\right) - \left(9\right) - \left(- 7\right) + \left(3\right)$

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

We have, $\left(- 3\right) + \left(- 8\right) - \left(9\right) - \left(- 7\right) + \left(3\right)$,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.