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Posted by **Samantha** on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7:46pm.

If you could help that would be nice, THANKS!!!

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**Damon**, Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7:53pmdraw a number line with zero in the middle.

now look at negative(left) + negative(more left) --> more negative

-1 + (-1) = -1-1 = -2

now look at positive + positive

1+1= 2 but you know that

now look at negative + positive

left then right

-1 + 1 = 0

similarly positive + negative

right then left

+1 + (-1) = 1-1 = 0

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**Samantha**, Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7:55pmsee we done that and i get it but im still a bit confused try giving me a problem and i will figure it out.

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**Damon**, Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7:55pm5 + (-3)

from zero right 5

then left three

= 2

-2 - (+8)

from zero left 2

then left 8 more

-10

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**Damon**, Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7:57pmYou can do it if you stick to the number line. Using parentheses like I did might make it clearer (or not).

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**Damon**, Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7:58pmtry

-2 + (-5) + 3 - 2

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**Samantha**, Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7:59pmk thanks

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**Damon**, Monday, April 6, 2009 at 8:01pm-2-5 = -7

-7+3 = -4

-4-2 = -6 answer

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