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<math>\textbf{(A)}\ -20 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ -3 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 3 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 5 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 21</math> | <math>\textbf{(A)}\ -20 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ -3 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 3 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 5 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 21</math> | ||
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We know that when we subtract negative numbers, <math>a-(-b)=a+b</math>. | We know that when we subtract negative numbers, <math>a-(-b)=a+b</math>. | ||
The equation becomes <math>1+2-3+4-5+6 = \boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 5}</math> ~quacker88 | The equation becomes <math>1+2-3+4-5+6 = \boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 5}</math> ~quacker88 | ||
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We know that when we subtract negative numbers, a-(-b), this will equal a+b, because a negative of a negative is a positive. Because we know this, we can rewrite the expression as 1+2-3+4-5+6. Now, we can simplify this expression. You will get 5. So, you will choose D. - BrightPorcupine | We know that when we subtract negative numbers, a-(-b), this will equal a+b, because a negative of a negative is a positive. Because we know this, we can rewrite the expression as 1+2-3+4-5+6. Now, we can simplify this expression. You will get 5. So, you will choose D. - BrightPorcupine | ||
Latest revision as of 02:38, 15 May 2021
Problem
What is the value of
Solution 1
We know that when we subtract negative numbers, .
The equation becomes ~quacker88
Solution 2
We know that when we subtract negative numbers, a-(-b), this will equal a+b, because a negative of a negative is a positive. Because we know this, we can rewrite the expression as 1+2-3+4-5+6. Now, we can simplify this expression. You will get 5. So, you will choose D. - BrightPorcupine
Solution 3
Like Solution 1, we know that when we subtract , that will equal as the opposite/negative of a negative is a positive. Thus, . We can group together a few terms to make our computation a bit simpler. .
~BakedPotato66
Video Solution
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See Also
2020 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by First Problem |
Followed by Problem 2 | |
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