What is 45 - 50 - (-12)?Please show your work

## What is 45 - 50 - (-12)?

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# 2 Answers

Hi Again Chris;

45 - 50 - (-12)

The double negative, is a positive.

This is...

45-50+12

-5+12

7

45 - 50 - (-12)

-(-) is the same as -1*(-1). So multiply first.

= 45 - 50 + 12

To avoid confusion in the Order of operation:

45 - 50 + 12

= 45 + (-50) + 12

= 7