How do you simplify #-36 - ( -24) #?

2 Answers
Jul 9, 2018

Answer:

#-12#

Explanation:

We know that two negative signs next to each other is equivalent to a positive sign.

Therefore, this can be rewritten as:
#-36 + 24#

Which simplifies to:
#=-12#

Hope this helps!

Jul 9, 2018

Answer:

#-12#

Explanation:

Subtracting a negative is the same thing as adding a positive. With this in mind, we can rewrite our expression as follows:

#-36+24#, which is also equal to

#24-36#, which simplifies to #-12#.

Hope this helps!