add and subtract real number and fractions with different signs

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This is how you go about numbers with different signs.

Lets begin with what we know then we complete with the unknowns

let us start with adding 2 numbers

example  +5  add  + 5

When the sign is positive we don't indicate it

=5 +5


Lets go to subtract

a postive 5 added to a negative 5

 5 +( -5)

Let us look at it this way. You have $5 you buy goods worthy $5.  How much are you left with?

You are left with $0

=5 +-5


Lets say you had borrowed $5 and then you Borrow $5 more. How much is the total debt

=-5  +-5


Supposing you had borrowed $5 and earned $10. How much would you be having?

=-5 + (+10)


Supposing you had borrowed $10 and earned $5. How much would you be having?

=-10 + (+5)


Therefore we say you still have a deficit of $5

Lets look at it in the number like which looks like this:

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Boston College

Excellent resource! Really helped me get the gist of things.

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