They aren't. The rules are the same as those for adding/subtracting or multiplying integers. Just be careful of the decimal point's location.
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Subtracting a negative is the same as adding the equivalent positive. For example, subtracting minus 10 is the same as adding 10.
Ensure that the denominators are the same when adding or subtracting fractions.
- when adding or subtracting in scientific notation, you must express the numbers as the same power of 10. This will often involve changing the decimal place of the coefficient.
to subtrct integers ,rewrite as adding opposites and use the rules for addtion of integers..
If their denominators are different then find their lowest common denominator by means of their lowest common multiple remembering to adjust their numerators accordingly before adding or subtracting.
Same rules as adding whole numbers with different signs.
Parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction.
When multiplying something with exponents, you add it. When dividing something with exponents, you subtract it.
Well, technically, addition and subtraction are opposites. if you add two numbers together, then you take one and put the other with it. if you subtract two numbers, you take one away from the other. if you are adding or subtracting decimals, then make sure that the decimals are lined up. Fractions have some different rules.
You subtract a polynomial by adding its additive inverse. For example, subtracting (x - y) is the same as adding (-x + y). Alternately, you can simply subtract similar terms - that is, subtract the coefficients (the numbers) for terms that have the same combination of variables.
Adding integers, if they have the same sign, add their absolute values and keep the same sign. Subtracting, change the sign of the 2nd number and the add using rules of addition. Multiplying and dividing, Divide the absolute values, if the signs are the same the answer is positive, if the signs are different the answer is negative.
1. When adding, the decimals MUST line up: 012.3 +32.1 2. When multiplying, you dont have to put the decimals side by side: 12.3 x323.55 Then you count how many numbers are after the decimals, which, in this case, is three. Hope it helped!
There are several rules for decimals, depending on what you want to do.
Put them one below the other so that the decimal points are aligned. Fill out to the right with extra zeroes, so that they have the same amount of decimals - or just imagine the missing zeroes.
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you take the last digit in the first one and add/subtract it to the last digit in the second one and that is your answer
the rules that you have to apply when adding ,subtracting, multiplying or dividing go to this webpage for a proper explanation http://math.about.com/od/algebra/a/distributive.htm
ADDING: same sign, add and keep that sign. opposite sides, subtract their absolute values and use the sign of the number with the larger absolute value SUBRTRACTING: change the sign of the subtrahend (2nd number) then ADD using rules above.
When subtracting negative numbers change the subtraction sign to a plus and change the second number (which would appear to be positive) to a negative. ex. -14 - 7=?/-14 + -7= -21 When adding negative numbers just add them as they appear. ex. -2 + -5= -7
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