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5-38.
  1. Simplify each expression. Homework Help ✎

    1. 1.2 – 0.8

    2. –4 – (–2)

    3. 0.6 · 8

Remember to line up the decimal points when adding or subtracting numbers with decimals.

0.4

Find a common denominator.

See part (b).

When you multiply numbers with decimals, you do not necessarily have to line up the decimal points.

4.8

When you subtract a negative, you add its opposite.

Multiply the numerators together and the denominators together.

Remember, a negative number multiplied by a positive number is always a negative number.