To find: The result of addition: 0.2 + (-0.5)

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To find:
The result of addition: 0.2 + (-0.5)
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Answered 2021-12-11 Author has 25 answers
Following are the steps to add two numbers with different signs:
1. Find the larger absolute value minus the smaller absolute value.
2. Use the sign of number with larger absolute value as the sign of the sum.
Absolute Value:
The absolute value of a number is the number’s distance from 0 on the number line. The symbol for absolute value is | |. The absolute value of a number is always 0 or positive.
|2| is read as "the absolute value of 2".
Example: The absolute value of |-12| is 12.
Step 1:|0.2| = 0.2, |-0.5| = 0.5
Subtract smaller absolute value from the larger absolute value: 0.5 - 0.2 = 0.3
Step 2: -0.5 has larger absolute value and its sign is -:
Thus, 0.2 + (-0.5) = -0.3
Final solution:
0.2+(-0.5)=-0.3
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