## For each expression, write an equivalent expression that uses only addition: a. 20 – 9 + 8 – 7 b. 4x – 7y – 5z + 6 c. -3x – 8y – 4 – 8/7z

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For each expression, write an equivalent expression that uses only addition: a. 20 – 9 + 8 – 7 b. 4x – 7y – 5z + 6 c. -3x – 8y – 4 – 8/7z

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3 years 2021-08-03T09:10:55+00:00 1 Answers 179 views 0

a. =11+ 1

b. =4x+ (-7y) + (-5z) +6

c. (-3x) + (-8y) +(-4)+(-8/7z)

Step-by-step explanation:

a. 20 – 9 + 8 -7

=11+ 1  ( this is obtained by solving)

b. 4x – 7y – 5z + 6

=4x+ (-7y) + (-5z) +6

We multiply the negative sign with the positive sign to get a minus so the answer remains the same and the expression is written as an addition sum.

c. -3x – 8y – 4 – 8/7z

-[ 3x+8y+4+8/7z]

or

(-3x) + (-8y) +(-4) +(-8/7z)

The minus sign is taken as common leaving the expression with the plus only.

It can be written in the same manner as above, adding the negative terms so that the expression is written as a sum.

The expressions are a sum after the negative sign is marked with the terms. It shows that the negative terms are being added.