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6-41.
  1. . Simplify each expression. Homework Help ✎

    1. −2 − 0

    2. 0 − (−4)

    3. 0 − 2

    4. −8 − (−6)

    5. −8 − 6

    6. 8 − (−6)

    7. −15 − 4

    8. −15 − (−4)

    9. 15 − (−4)

Subtracting zero from another integer will not have an impact. However, subtracting an integer from zero will make a difference in simplifying the expression. Keep this in mind for parts (a), (b), and (c).

Remember to pay close attention to each of the signs. Subtracting negatives can be tricky!

−2

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Be sure to show your work! And remember, subtracting integers is like taking steps backwards, but subtracting negative integers is like moving forward.

−19

−11

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