# How do you simplify #-4.7+3.16#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 9, 2016

#### Explanation:

There are 2 aspects to consider here...

- When you are adding or subtracting decimals, make sure that the decimal points are aligned....
- adding positive and negative numbers.

If the signs are different, subtract the numbers and keep the sign of the 'bigger'

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