# How do you simplify #–(–8)#?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

The negative of a negative is a positive.

Maybe this example will help(???)

Suppose Joe withdraws $8 from his bank account every week (and has done so for years ever since he inherited a substantial sum). This is the only activity that occurs in this account and Joe's bank allows its customers to overdraw their accounts (i.e. have a negative balance).

Suppose that this week Joe's balance had reached zero (

The question is what was Joe's bank balance 1 week before now. We are looking at a week that is

#### Answer:

This is a bit tricky....

#### Explanation:

Think of it as a debt...of a debt!

You owe me

Hope it is not confusing...!