Mathematical Mishaps Set 2

How good are you at avoiding common Mathematical Mishaps? Try these three problems to find out.

1. What is 4 - 8 + 5?
Answer? ________

2. What is (-5) + 10 + (-3) - (+3)?
Answer? _________

3. What is -6 - (+4) + 7 - (-4)?
Answer? ________

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How many Mathematical Mishaps did you get right?

Three... Excellent. You are a mathematics master.
Two... Good. You had a single misstep.
One... Oops. You tripped.
None... Ouch. You fell.

These Mathematical Mishaps tested your knowledge of Adding and Subtracting Signed Numbers.

If you had a misstep, trip, or fall, read on and learn how to add and subtract signed numbers. You'll add and subtract signed numbers in everything from arithmetic to calculus, so becoming a master will really help you out... you can do it!

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