# How do you find the sum #-3+(-8)#?

-8

It would appear like this if you were subtracting:

and a positive sign would emerge from the two negative signs between 3 and 8.

However, given the formatting as it is,

In particular, we are adding two negative numbers, and the result is also a negative number.

while

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

To find the sum -3+(-8), you add the two numbers together. So, -3 + (-8) = -11.

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

- How do you evaluate #6(abs(x+y))# when x=1, y=1?
- How do you evaluate #abs(12-4)-abs(-8+8)-1#?
- By how much would the value of the following expression change if the absolute value parenthesis is changed to a regular one?: #|2-5|*(1-7)-8#
- How do you evaluate #abs(x-y)+y-1# when x=-3, y=-6?
- How do you evaluate #abs(15)-abs(-1)#?

- 98% accuracy study help
- Covers math, physics, chemistry, biology, and more
- Step-by-step, in-depth guides
- Readily available 24/7