Find the difference. The answer should have the same sign as the larger number.
Remember, the product of a negative number and a positive number is always negative.
When you subtract a negative number, you are adding the opposite of it.
4 + 3
See part (a).
Following the order of operations, first simplify the terms within the parentheses.
−5 − 3(−4)
Next, simplify the terms that are multiplied or divided.
−5 − (−12)
Finally, combine the terms that are added or subtracted.
Follow the order of operations.
See part (e).