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4-101.

Copy and simplify each expression.  

  1. Find the difference.The answer should have the same sign as the number with the larger absolute value.

  1. Remember, the product of a negative number and a positive number is always negative.

  1. When you subtract a negative number, you are adding the opposite of it.

  1. See part (a).

    • Following the Order of Operations, first simplify the terms within the parentheses.

      Next, simplify the terms that are multiplied or divided.

      Finally, combine the terms that are added or subtracted.

  1. Follow the Order of Operations.