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# how is -3 plus -5 plus 1=-7

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how is -3 plus -5 plus 1=-7

Jul 8, 2015

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-3 + -5 + 1

Consider that "+ -" is just another way of saying "minus" or " - " (I actually do this all the time personally. Makes it easier to understand numbers as negatives and not negative as a function).

So we have:

- 3 - 5 + 1

Combine the negatives together:

- 8 + 1

Now combine these two together:

-7

Jul 9, 2015

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#1
+423
+5
Best Answer

-3 + -5 + 1

Consider that "+ -" is just another way of saying "minus" or " - " (I actually do this all the time personally. Makes it easier to understand numbers as negatives and not negative as a function).

So we have:

- 3 - 5 + 1

Combine the negatives together:

- 8 + 1

Now combine these two together:

-7

Sir-Emo-Chappington Jul 9, 2015