Posted by **Monica** on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8:05pm.

The Crabby Apple restaurant lost $2000 in the month of January. If their net worth at the end of the month is -$200, explain how you would show a child how to find their net worth at the beginning of the month.

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**Steve**, Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:38pm
if they lost 2000 from their starting value, you need to gain that much to get back to where they started:

-200 + 2000 = 1800

use the number line to show how losing money means going to the left, and gaining it moves to the right.

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