# How do you simplify -7 + -4 + -3?

Jan 13, 2016

$- 14$

#### Explanation:

Rewrite this expression as follows :

= -7 + (- 4 ) + ( - 3 ). Then adding a negative number is equivalent to subtracting the number, So +(- 4 ) is the same as - 4 (subtract 4 ) and

the expression becomes: - 7 - 4 - 3 = - 14