   Chapter 2.4, Problem 29E

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Perform the indicated operations and simplify: 5 8 − ( − 5 8 )

To determine

To calculate: The simplified form of the expression 58(58) by performing the indicated operation.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided expression is 58(58).

Formula used:

Equivalent signed fractions:

ab=ab=ab

The equivalent signed fraction shows that a negative fraction can be written in three different but equivalent forms.

Where,

ab is the customary form.

And,

Subtracting two signed numbers includes:

1. In order to subtract two signed numbers, the sign of the number being subtracted must be changed.

2. And then added to the other number in accordance with the rules for addition of signed numbers

Calculation:

Consider the expression:

58(58)

First, change the given expression to customary form. That is,

58(58)=58(58)

Now, in order to subtract two signed numbers, the sign of the number being subtracted must be changed and then added in accordance with the rules for addition of signed numbers

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