## PLEASE HELP I NEED THIS ANSWERED I know the correct answer to the equation but i don’t know what mistake Steven made. The students at

PLEASE HELP I NEED THIS ANSWERED I know the correct answer to the equation but i don’t know what mistake Steven made.

The students at Academy Camp are working on math problems to prepare for a math competition. The camp leader puts this problem on the board for the students to work on: -0.46 – 0.6 =. Steven does the following problem incorrectly. Steven’s answer: – 0.46 – 0.6 = 0.14

Explain the error in a complete sentence

## Answers ( No )

Answer: Steven solved an expression

-0.46+0.6 (which is 0.14) instead of the original -0.46-0.6. Steven’s error was adding a positive 0.6 instead of a negative 0.6.

Correctly, adding two negative numbers corresponds to adding their magnitudes in the negative direction on the number line, with the result being negative, so -0.46-0.6 is the same as -(0.46+0.6)=-(1.06)=-1.06

1. he didn’t put the negative sign on his answer

2. he was supposed to add because it is a negative minus a positive