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98+(-54)-(-36.5)+(-44)

98+(-54)-(-36.5)+(-44)

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Jason S. | My goal is the success of my students. Knowledge-Patience-HonestyMy goal is the success of my students. K...
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Left to right is fine since it's all addition and subtraction...

98 - 54 - (-36.5) + (-44) 

44       - (-36.5) + (-44)

44 + (+36.5) + (-44) 

When you get to this point, the +44 at the front will cancel out the -44 at the end, leaving you with 36.5.

Anthony P. | Experienced tutor in earth sciences and basic math to trigonometry Experienced tutor in earth sciences and ...
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98+(-54)-(-36.5)+(-44) =

98 - 54 + 36.5 - 44 =

44 + 36.5 - 44 =

36.5

This part, -(-36.5), can be thought of as (-1)*(-36.5), and a neg times a neg equals a positive 36.5.