Copy the diagram and add two pieces so that the result is a value of −2. You can add positive and/or negative pieces. Show the pieces you added to get this answer.
Copy the diagram again, but this time remove four pieces (again positives and/or negatives) so that the result is a value of 2. Show the pieces you removed to get this answer.
This problem is very similar to problem 3-66. Last time, you were told how many pieces
to add or subtract. This time, you will need to use the skills you have attained to determine
how best to reach −2 by adding two pieces.
Since the current value of this diagram is −2, you will need to add one negative piece
and one positive piece to keep the value of −2.
You already know the current value is −2. By only removing pieces from the picture,
how does −2 become 2? Think about this question, then proceed with the problem.
Use the etool below for help.
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