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4-101.

Copy and simplify each expression. Homework Help ✎

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Follow the Order of Operations.