negative - numbers or values less than 0

-3x to the negative one power

-3x to the negative one power
Raising to a negative power means taking 1 over the same expression to the positive power"
(-3x)^-1 = 1/-3x = [B]-1/3x[/B]

7.5 degrees C to -5.21 degrees C. Kayla and Jason were discussing the changes in temperature. Kayla

7.5 degrees C to -5.21 degrees C. Kayla and Jason were discussing the changes in temperature. Kayla said, "Wow, I can't believe the temperature fell 12.71 degrees C." Jason said, "What are you talking about? The temperature only fell 2.29 degrees C." Who is correct
[B]Kayla[/B] is correct. The temperature change TC is:
TC = High Temp - Low Temp
TC = 7.5 - (-5.21)
TC = 7.5 + 5.21 ([I]Since a minus negative is positive)[/I]
TC = 12.71

8 degrees below zero

8 degrees below zero
Below zero is written as a negative:
[B]-8[/B]

a +?b +?c =?180 for b

a +?b +?c =?180 for b
We have a literal equation. Subtract (a + c) from each side of the equation to isolate b:
a + b + c - (a + c) = 180 - (a + c)
The (a + c) cancels on the left side, so we have:
[B]b = 180 - (a + c)[/B]
or, distributing the negative sign:
[B]b = 180 - a - c[/B]

A bank charges a service fee of $7.50 per month for a checking account. A bank account has $85.00. I

A bank charges a service fee of $7.50 per month for a checking account. A bank account has $85.00. If no money is deposited or withdrawn except the service charge, how many months until the account balance is negative?
Let m be the number of months. Our balance is denoted by B(m):
B(m) = 85 - 7.5m
The question asks when B(m) is less than 0. So we set up an inequality:
85 - 7.5m < 0
To solve this inequality for m, [URL='https://www.mathcelebrity.com/1unk.php?num=85-7.5m%3C0&pl=Solve']we type it in our search engine[/URL] and we get:
m > 11.3333
We round up to the next whole integer and get [B]m = 12[/B]

A chest of treasure was hidden in the year 64 BC and found in 284 AD. For how long was the chest hid

A chest of treasure was hidden in the year 64 BC and found in 284 AD. For how long was the chest hidden
BC stands for Before Christ. Year 0 is when Christ was born. AD stands for After Death
On a number line, the point of Christ's birth is 0.
So BC is really negative
AD is positive
So we have:
284 - -64
284 + 64
[B]348 years[/B]

A coffee franchise is opening a new store. The company estimates that there is a 75% chance the sto

A coffee franchise is opening a new store. The company estimates that there is a 75% chance the store will have a profit of $45,000, a 10% chance the store will break even, and a 15% chance the store will lose $2,500. Determine the expected gain or loss for this store.
Calculate the expected value E(x). Expected value is the sum of each event probability times the payoff or loss:
E(x) = 0.75(45,000) + 0.1(0) + 0.15(-2,500) <-- Note, break even means no profit and no loss and a loss is denoted with a negative sign
E(x) = 33,750 + 0 - 375
E(x) = [B]33,375 gain[/B]

A customer withdrew $100 from a bank account. The customer then deposited $33 the next day. Write an

A customer withdrew $100 from a bank account. The customer then deposited $33 the next day. Write and then evaluate an expression to show the net effect of these transactions.
Withdrawals are negative since we take money away
Deposits are positive since we add money
So we have:
[LIST]
[*]100 withdrawal = -100
[*]33 deposit = +33
[/LIST]
Our balance is:
-100 + 33 = [B]-67 net[/B]

A Fahrenheit thermometer shows that the temperature is 15 degrees below zero. Enter the integer that

A Fahrenheit thermometer shows that the temperature is 15 degrees below zero. Enter the integer that represents the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.
Below zero means negative in Fahrenheit, so we have:
[B]-15[/B]

A flower bed is to be 3 m longer than it is wide. The flower bed will an area of 108 m2 . What will

A flower bed is to be 3 m longer than it is wide. The flower bed will an area of 108 m2 . What will its dimensions be?
A flower bed has a rectangle shape, so the area is:
A = lw
We are given l = w + 3
Plugging in our numbers given to us, we have:
108 = w(w + 3)
w^2 + 3w = 108
Subtract 108 from each side:
w^2 + 3w - 108 = 0
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w = (9, -12)
Since length cannot be negative, w = 9.
And l = 9 + 3 --> l = 12
So we have [B](l, w) = (12, 9)[/B]
Checking our work, we have:
A = (12)9
A = 108 <-- Match!

A football team gained 4 yards on a play,lost 8 on the next play ,then gained 2 yards on the third p

A football team gained 4 yards on a play,lost 8 on the next play ,then gained 2 yards on the third play write and addition expression
Gains are expressed with positives (+) and losses are expressed with negatives (-):
[LIST]
[*]Gained 4 years: +4
[*]Lost 8 on the next play: -8
[*]Gained 2 yards on the third play: +2
[/LIST]
Expression:
[B]+4 - 8 + 2 = -2[/B]

A football team loses 27 yards total during its first 3 plays. On average, what is the yards per pl

A football team loses 27 yards total during its first 3 plays. On average, what is the yards per play for these 3 plays?
A loss of yards means negative yardage.
Average Yards per play = Total Yards / Total plays
Average Yards per play = -27/3
Average Yards per play = -[B]9 or 9 yard loss[/B]

A man is swimming at 10 feet below sea level. Then he descends 1 feet and then ascends 5 feet. What

A man is swimming at 10 feet below sea level. Then he descends 1 feet and then ascends 5 feet. What is the man's new location?
10 feet below sea level is written as -10
He descends 1 foot. Since descending is negative depth, we have:
-10 - 1 = -11
Then he ascends 5 feet, so we add:
-11 + 5 = [B]-6 or 6 feet below sea level[/B]

A mountain with a base 6684 feet below sea level rises 22304 feet. What is the elevation above sea l

A mountain with a base 6684 feet below sea level rises 22304 feet. What is the elevation above sea level of its peak?
Below sea level is written as a negative, so we have:
-6684 + 22304 = [B]15,620 feet above sea level[/B]

A professor assumed there was a correlation between the amount of hours people were expose to sunlig

A professor assumed there was a correlation between the amount of hours people were expose to sunlight and their blood vitamin D level. The null hypothesis was that the population correlation was__
a. Positive 1.0
b. Negative 1.0
c. Zero
d. Positive 0.50
[B]c. Zero[/B]
Reason: Since the professor wanted to assume a correlation (either positive = 1.0 or negative = -1.0), then we take the other side of that assumption for our null hypothesis and say that there is no correlation (Zero)

a rocket is propelled into the air. its path can be modelled by the relation h = -5t^2 + 50t + 55, w

a rocket is propelled into the air. its path can be modeled by the relation h = -5t^2 + 50t + 55, where t is the time in seconds, and h is height in metres. when does the rocket hit the ground
We set h = 0:
-5t^2 + 50t + 55 = 0
Typing this quadratic equation into our search engine to solve for t, we get:
t = {-1, 11}
Time can't be negative, so we have:
t = [B]11[/B]

A submarine dove 132.58 meters to reach a resting depth of 700 meter below sea level. What was it's

A submarine dove 132.58 meters to reach a resting depth of 700 meter below sea level. What was it's original depth
Below sea level is a negative amount. So they end up at -700.
To go back up toward sea level, we'd be at:
-700 + 132.58 = -567.42
Negative numbers mean below sea level, so the original depth was [B]567.42 meters below sea level[/B]

A submarine hovers at 240 meters below sea level. If it descends 160 meters and then ascends 390 met

A submarine hovers at 240 meters below sea level. If it descends 160 meters and then ascends 390 meters, what is its new position?
240 meters below sea level means a negative number, so we start with:
-240
Descending 160 meters means our depth decreases, so we subtract:
-240 - 160 = -400
Ascends means our depth increases, so we add:
-400 + 390 = [B]-10 or 10 feet below sea level[/B]

a submarine is 450 feet below sea level. It descends 300 feet. What is its new position?

a submarine is 450 feet below sea level. It descends 300 feet. What is its new position?
We start at 450 feet below sea level. We descend another 300 feet, so we're now at:
-450 - 300 = -750
Negative depth means below sea level, so the submarine is at [B]750 feet below sea level[/B]

A submarine is 75 feet below sea level. It descends another 25 feet every 10 seconds for 3 minutes.

A submarine is 75 feet below sea level. It descends another 25 feet every 10 seconds for 3 minutes. What integer represents the submarines current location?
Assumptions and givens:
[LIST]
[*]Let m be the number of minutes
[*]10 seconds is 1/6 of a minute, 6 (10) seconds blocks per minute * 3 minutes = 18 (10 second blocks)
[*]Below sea level is a negative number
[/LIST]
[U]Current depth:[/U]
-25(18) - 75
-450 - 75
[B]-525[/B]

An orchard has 378 orange trees. The number of rows exceeds the number of trees per row by 3. How ma

An orchard has 378 orange trees. The number of rows exceeds the number of trees per row by 3. How many trees are there in each row?
We have r rows and t trees per row. We're give two equations:
[LIST=1]
[*]rt = 378
[*]r = t + 3
[/LIST]
Substitute equation (2) into equation (1) for r:
(t + 3)t = 378
Multiply through:
t^2 + 3t = 378
We have a quadratic equation. To solve this equation, we [URL='https://www.mathcelebrity.com/quadratic.php?num=t%5E2%2B3t%3D378&pl=Solve+Quadratic+Equation&hintnum=+0']type it in our search engine [/URL]and we get:
t = 18 and t = -21
Since t cannot be negative, we get trees per row (t):
[B]t = 18[/B]

An orchard has 816 apple trees. The number of rows exceeds the number of trees per row by 10. How ma

An orchard has 816 apple trees. The number of rows exceeds the number of trees per row by 10. How many trees are there in each row?
Let the rows be r and the trees per row be t. We're given two equations:
[LIST=1]
[*]rt = 816
[*]r = t + 10
[/LIST]
Substitute equation (2) into equation (1) for r:
(t + 10)t = 816
t^2 + 10t = 816
Subtract 816 from each side of the equation:
t^2 + 10t - 816 = 816 - 816
t^2 + 10t - 816 = 0
We have a quadratic equation. To solve this, we [URL='https://www.mathcelebrity.com/quadratic.php?num=t%5E2%2B10t-816%3D0&pl=Solve+Quadratic+Equation&hintnum=+0']type it in our search engine [/URL]and we get:
t = (24, -34)
Since the number of trees per row can't be negative, we choose [B]24[/B] as our answer

are all integers whole numbers true or false

are all integers whole numbers true or false
[B]False
[/B]
[LIST]
[*]All whole numbers are integers but not all integers are whole numbers.
[*]Whole numbers are positive integers. Which means negative integers are not whole numbers
[*]-1 for instance is an integer, but not a whole number
[/LIST]

Bill raises the flag 15 feet above the ground. Then he lowers it 8 feet and raises it another 2 feet

Bill raises the flag 15 feet above the ground. Then he lowers it 8 feet and raises it another 2 feet. how far above the ground is the flag now?
We tally up the positives and negatives:
Raise = +15
Lower = -8
Raise = +2
Total = +15 - 8 + 2
Total = [B]9 feet above the ground[/B]

blair’s bank account was overdrawn by $40. she spent $30 at the grocery store. what is the balance i

blair’s bank account was overdrawn by $40. she spent $30 at the grocery store. what is the balance in her account now?
The word [I]overdrawn[/I] means a negative balance. So we start with:
-40
Spending 30 at the grocery store means we subtract 30 from our initial balance:
-40 - 30 = [B]-70 or $70 overdrawn[/B]

Can a coefficient of determination be negative? Why or why not?

Can a coefficient of determination be negative? Why or why not?
[B]Yes, reasons below[/B]
[LIST]
[*] predictions that are being compared to the corresponding outcomes have not been derived from a model-fitting procedure using those data
[*] where linear regression is conducted without including an intercept
[*] Yes, negative values of R2 may occur when fitting non-linear functions to data
[/LIST]

Choose the equation of a line in standard form that satisfies the given conditions. perpendicular to

Choose the equation of a line in standard form that satisfies the given conditions. perpendicular to 4x + y = 8 through (4, 3).
Step 1: Find the slope of the line 4x + y = 8.
In y = mx + b form, we have y = -4x + 8.
The slope is -4.
To be perpendicular to a line, the slope must be a negative reciprocal of the line it intersects with.
Reciprocal of -4 = -1/4
Negative of this = -1(-1/4) = 1/4
Using our [URL='https://www.mathcelebrity.com/slope.php?xone=4&yone=3&slope=+0.25&xtwo=3&ytwo=2&bvalue=+&pl=You+entered+1+point+and+the+slope']slope calculator[/URL], we get [B]y = 1/4x + 2[/B]

Construct a data set of seven temperature readings where the mean is positive and the median is nega

Construct a data set of seven temperature readings where the mean is positive and the median is negative.
[B]{-20,-10.-5,-2,-1,20,40}[/B]
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[B]Mean = 3.142857 (positive)
Median = -2[/B]

DeAndre is a spelunker (someone who explores caves). One day DeAndre is exploring a cave that has a

DeAndre is a spelunker (someone who explores caves). One day DeAndre is exploring a cave that has a series of ladders going down into the depths. Every ladder is exactly 10 feet tall, and there is no other way to descend or ascend (the other paths in the cave are flat). DeAndre starts at 186 feet in altitude, and reaches a maximum depth of 86 feet in altitude.Write an equation for DeAndre's altitude, using x to represent the number of ladders DeAndre used (hint: a ladder takes DeAndre down in altitude, so the coefficient should be negative).
Set up a function A(x) for altitude, where x is the number of ladders used. Each ladder takes DeAndre down 10 feet, so this would be -10x. And DeAndre starts at 186 feet, so we'd have:
[B]A(x) = 186 - 10x[/B]

Death Valley in California is 282 feet below sea level. Grant Hill Park, which is right across from

Death Valley in California is 282 feet below sea level. Grant Hill Park, which is right across from our school is 167 feet above sea level. How many feet higher is Grant Hill compared to Death Valley?
Below sea level is written as a negative, so we have:
Difference in feet = 282 - (-167)
Difference in feet = [B]449 feet[/B]

difference between 2 positive numbers is 3 and the sum of their squares is 117

difference between 2 positive numbers is 3 and the sum of their squares is 117
Declare variables for each of the two numbers:
[LIST]
[*]Let the first variable be x
[*]Let the second variable be y
[/LIST]
We're given 2 equations:
[LIST=1]
[*]x - y = 3
[*]x^2 + y^2 = 117
[/LIST]
Rewrite equation (1) in terms of x by adding y to each side:
[LIST=1]
[*]x = y + 3
[*]x^2 + y^2 = 117
[/LIST]
Substitute equation (1) into equation (2) for x:
(y + 3)^2 + y^2 = 117
Evaluate and simplify:
y^2 + 3y + 3y + 9 + y^2 = 117
Combine like terms:
2y^2 + 6y + 9 = 117
Subtract 117 from each side:
2y^2 + 6y + 9 - 117 = 117 - 117
2y^2 + 6y - 108 = 0
This is a quadratic equation:
Solve the quadratic equation 2y2+6y-108 = 0
With the standard form of ax2 + bx + c, we have our a, b, and c values:
a = 2, b = 6, c = -108
Solve the quadratic equation 2y^2 + 6y - 108 = 0
The quadratic formula is denoted below:
y = -b ± sqrt(b^2 - 4ac)/2a
[U]Step 1 - calculate negative b:[/U]
-b = -(6)
-b = -6
[U]Step 2 - calculate the discriminant ?:[/U]
? = b2 - 4ac:
? = 62 - 4 x 2 x -108
? = 36 - -864
? = 900 <--- Discriminant
Since ? is greater than zero, we can expect two real and unequal roots.
[U]Step 3 - take the square root of the discriminant ?:[/U]
?? = ?(900)
?? = 30
[U]Step 4 - find numerator 1 which is -b + the square root of the Discriminant:[/U]
Numerator 1 = -b + ??
Numerator 1 = -6 + 30
Numerator 1 = 24
[U]Step 5 - find numerator 2 which is -b - the square root of the Discriminant:[/U]
Numerator 2 = -b - ??
Numerator 2 = -6 - 30
Numerator 2 = -36
[U]Step 6 - calculate your denominator which is 2a:[/U]
Denominator = 2 * a
Denominator = 2 * 2
Denominator = 4
[U]Step 7 - you have everything you need to solve. Find solutions:[/U]
Solution 1 = Numerator 1/Denominator
Solution 1 = 24/4
Solution 1 = 6
Solution 2 = Numerator 2/Denominator
Solution 2 = -36/4
Solution 2 = -9
[U]As a solution set, our answers would be:[/U]
(Solution 1, Solution 2) = (6, -9)
Since one of the solutions is not positive and the problem asks for 2 positive number, this problem has no solution

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This calculator is the __ultimate__ expansion tool to multiply polynomials. It expands algebraic expressions listed below using all 26 variables (a-z) as well as negative powers to handle polynomial multiplication. Includes multiple variable expressions as well as outside multipliers.

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Explain the steps you would take to find an equation for the line perpendicular to 4x - 5y = 20 and

Explain the steps you would take to find an equation for the line perpendicular to 4x - 5y = 20 and sharing the same y-intercept
Get this in slope-intercept form by adding 5y to each side:
4x - 5y + 5y = 5y + 20
Cancel the 5y's on the left side and we get:
5y + 20 = 4x
Subtract 20 from each side
5y + 20 - 20 = 4x - 20
Cancel the 20's on the left side and we get:
5y = 4x - 20
Divide each side by 5:
5y/5 = 4x/5 - 4
y = 4x/5 - 4
So we have a slope of 4/5
to find our y-intercept, we set x = 0:
y = 4(0)/5 - 4
y = 0 - 4
y = -4
If we want a line perpendicular to the line above, our slope will be the negative reciprocal:
The reciprocal of 4/5 is found by flipping the fraction making the numerator the denominator and the denominator the numerator:
m = 5/4
Next, we multiply this by -1:
-5/4
So our slope-intercept of the perpendicular line with the same y-intercept is:
[B]y = -5x/4 - 4[/B]

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Find all numbers whose absolute value is -3

Find all numbers whose absolute value is -3
[B][U][I]None[/I][/U][/B]. Absolute values are always positive, so no number has a negative absolute value.

find the difference between a mountain with an altitude of 1,684 feet above sea level and a valley

find the difference between a mountain with an altitude of 1,684 feet above sea level and a valley 216 feet below sea level.
Below sea level is the same as being on the opposite side of zero on the number line. To get the difference, we do the following:
1,684 - (-216)
Since subtracting a negative is a positive, we have:
1,684 + 216
[B]1,900 feet[/B]

From 199 meters above sea level, Linda took off in her helicopter and descended 296 meters. What is

From 199 meters above sea level, Linda took off in her helicopter and descended 296 meters. What is Lindas elevation now?
[I]Descended[/I] means we subtract 296 meters from 199 meters.
Elevation Now = 199 - 296
Elevation Now = -97
Negative elevation means [I]below sea level[/I]. So our answer is:
[B]97 meters [I]below sea level[/I][/B]

If MN is perpendicular to PQ and the slope of PQ is -4 what is the slope for MN

If MN is perpendicular to PQ and the slope of PQ is -4 what is the slope for MN
the slope of a line perpendicular to another line is the negative reciprocal. Therefore:
Slope of MN = -1/Slope of PQ
Slope of MN = -1/-4
Slope of MN = [B]1/4[/B]

If the slope is 6 what would the slope of a line parallel to it be?

If the slope is 6 what would the slope of a line parallel to it be?
Our rule for the relation of second lines to first lines with regards to slope is this:
[LIST]
[*]Parallel lines have the [U]same[/U] slope
[*]Perpendicular lines have the [U]negative reciprocal[/U] slope
[/LIST]
So the slope of the line parallel would also be [B]6[/B]

If the speed of an aeroplane is reduced by 40km/hr, it takes 20 minutes more to cover 1200m. Find th

If the speed of an aeroplane is reduced by 40km/hr, it takes 20 minutes more to cover 1200m. Find the time taken by aeroplane to cover 1200m initially.
We know from the distance formula (d) using rate (r) and time (t) that:
d = rt
Regular speed:
1200 = rt
Divide each side by t, we get:
r = 1200/t
Reduced speed. 20 minutes = 60/20 = 1/3 of an hour. So we multiply 1,200 by 3
3600 = (r - 40)(t + 1/3)
If we multiply 3 by (t + 1/3), we get:
3t + 1
So we have:
3600 = (r - 40)(3t + 1)
Substitute r = 1200/t into the reduced speed equation:
3600 = (1200/t - 40)(3t + 1)
Multiply through and we get:
3600 = 3600 - 120t + 1200/t - 40
Subtract 3,600 from each side
3600 - 3600 = 3600 - 3600 - 120t + 1200/t - 40
The 3600's cancel, so we get:
- 120t + 1200/t - 40 = 0
Multiply each side by t:
-120t^2 - 40t + 1200 = 0
We've got a quadratic equation. To solve for t, [URL='https://www.mathcelebrity.com/quadratic.php?num=-120t%5E2-40t%2B1200%3D0&pl=Solve+Quadratic+Equation&hintnum=+0']we type this in our search engine[/URL] and we get:
t = -10/3 or t = 3. Since time [I]cannot[/I] be negative, our final answer is:
[B]t = 3[/B]

in a city, the record monthly high temperature for March is 56°F. The record monthly low for March i

in a city, the record monthly high temperature for March is 56°F. The record monthly low for March is -4°F. What is the range of temperatures for the month of March
Range = High - Low
Range = 56 - -4
Range = 56 + 4 [I]since double negative is positive[/I]
Range = [B]60[/B]

In a golf tournament Ned was 4 under par on Saturday and 5 over or on Sunday. What is the difference

In a golf tournament Ned was 4 under par on Saturday and 5 over or on Sunday. What is the difference in his score on Sunday compared to his score on Saturday
Givens and opening thoughts:
[LIST]
[*]Think of par as 0 or average.
[*]Under par is negative
[*]Over par is positive
[*]We have 4 under par as -4
[*]We have 5 over par as +5
[/LIST]
The difference is found by subtracting:
+5 - -4
+5 + 4
[B]9 strokes[/B]

In which quadrant is the point (2,negative 6) located?

In which quadrant is the point (2,negative 6) located?
We have the point (2, -6). It lies in Quadrant IV.
to get this, [URL='https://www.mathcelebrity.com/polrectcord.php?num=2%2C-6&pl=Show+Detail#Quadrant']type in (2, -6) to the search engine[/URL], and click "Quadrant".

Isabel will run less than 36 minutes today. So far, she has run 22 minutes. What are the possible nu

Isabel will run less than 36 minutes today. So far, she has run 22 minutes. What are the possible numbers of additional minutes she will run?
Set up our inequality. If she ran 22 minutes, we need to find an expression to find out the remaining minutes
x + 22 < 36
Subtract 22 from each side:
x < 14
Remember, she cannot run negative minutes, so our lower bound is 0, so we have:
[B]0 < x < 14
[/B]

Julius Caesar was born and 100 BC and was 66 years old when he died in which year did he die?

Julius Caesar was born and 100 BC and was 66 years old when he died in which year did he die?
BC means "Before Christ". On a timeline, it represents a negative number, where year 0 is the birth of Christ. So we have -100 + 66 = -34
-34 means [B]34 BC[/B].

Karleys bank account was negative $12.14. she then deposited $21.63. What was her account balance

Karleys bank account was negative $12.14. she then deposited $21.63. What was her account balance
negative 12.14 can be written as
-12.14
She then deposited 21.63 which means we add 21.63 to her bank account balance:
+21.63
Final account balance is:
-12.14 + 21.63 = [B]$9.49[/B]

Lanette walked forward 9 steps, backward 15 steps, forward 7 steps, and backward 8 steps. How many s

Lanette walked forward 9 steps, backward 15 steps, forward 7 steps, and backward 8 steps. How many steps is lanette from where she started?
We use (+) for forward steps and (-) for backward steps
[LIST]
[*]Forward 9, backward 15 is: +9 - 15 = -6
[*]Forward 7 steps is: -6 + 7 = +1
[*]Backward 8 steps = +1 - 8 = -7
[/LIST]
Since negative is backward and positive is forward, we see Lanette is [B]7 steps backwards [/B]from her starting point.

Let f(x) = 3x - 6 and g(x)= -2x + 5. Which of the following is f(x) - g(x)?

Let f(x) = 3x - 6 and g(x)= -2x + 5. Which of the following is f(x) - g(x)?
f(x) - g(x) = 3x - 6 - (-2x + 5)
Distribute the negative sign where double negative equals a plus:
f(x) - g(x) = 3x - 6 + 2x - 5
Combine like terms:
f(x) - g(x) = (3 + 2)x - 6 - 5
f(x) - g(x) = [B]5x - 11[/B]

Line m passes through points (7, 5) and (9, 10). Line n passes through points (3, 1) and (7, 10). Ar

Line m passes through points (7, 5) and (9, 10). Line n passes through points (3, 1) and (7, 10). Are line m and line n parallel or perpendicular
[U]Slope of line m is:[/U]
(y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1)
(10 - 5)/(9 - 7)
5/2
[U]Slope of line n is:[/U]
(y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1)
(10 - 1)/(7 - 3)
9/4
Run 3 checks on the slopes:
[LIST=1]
[*]Lines that are parallel have equal slopes. Since 5/2 does not equal 9/4, these lines [B]are not parallel[/B]
[*]Lines that are perpendicular have negative reciprocal slopes. Since 9/4 is not equal to -2/5 (the reciprocal of the slope of m), these lines [B]are not perpendicular[/B]
[*][B]Therefore, since the lines are not parallel and not perpendicular[/B]
[/LIST]

Mary owns a store that sells computers. Her profit in dollars is represented by the function P(x) =

Mary owns a store that sells computers. Her profit in dollars is represented by the function P(x) = x^3 - 22x^2 - 240x, where x is the number of computers sold. Mary hopes to make a profit of at least $10,000 by the time she sells 36 computers. Explain whether Mary will meet her goal. Justify your reasoning.
Calculate P(10):
P(10) = 10^3 - 22(10)^2 - 240(10)
P(10) = 1000 - 2200 - 2400
P(10) = -3600
Mary will [B]not[/B] meet her goal of making a profit of at least $10,000 when she sells 36 computers because her profit is in the negative.

Modified Internal Rate of Return (MIRR)

Given a set of positive/negative cash flows, a finance rate, and a reinvestment rate, this calculates the modified internal rate of return

Mount McKinley in Alaska, the highest mountain in North America, is 20,320 feet above sea level. Dea

Mount McKinley in Alaska, the highest mountain in North America, is 20,320 feet above sea level. Death Valley, the lowest point, is 280 feet below sea level. What is the difference in height between Mount McKinley and Death Valley?
Regarding height with respect to sea level...
[LIST]
[*]Above sea level is written as positive height
[*]Below sea level is written as negative height
[/LIST]
So we have:
+20,320 - -280
+20,320 + 280
[B]20,600[/B]

Mt. Everest, the highest elevation in Asia, is 29,028 feet above sea level. The Dead Sea, the lowest

Mt. Everest, the highest elevation in Asia, is 29,028 feet above sea level. The Dead Sea, the lowest elevation, is 1,312 feet below sea level. What is the difference between these two elevations?
Above sea level is listed as positive (+)
Below sea level is listed as negative (-)
We have:
Difference = +29,028 - (-1312)
Difference = 29028 + 1312
[URL='https://www.mathcelebrity.com/longdiv.php?num1=29028&num2=1312&pl=Add']Difference[/URL] = [B]30,340[/B]

Negative Binomial Distribution

Calculates the probability of the k^{th} success on the x^{th} try for a negative binomial distribution also known as the Pascal distribution.? ? It calculates the probability of exactly k successes, no more than k successes, and greater than k successes as well as the mean, variance, and standard deviation.

Opposite Numbers

Given a positive or negative integer (n), this calculates the opposite number of n

rewrite without an exponent :4^-2

rewrite without an exponent :4^-2
Since the exponent is negative, we have:
4^-2 = 1 / 4^2
4^-2 = [B]1 / 16[/B]

s = tu^2 for u

s = tu^2 for u
Divide each side by t
u^2 = s/t
Take the square root of each side
[LIST]
[*]u = sqrt(s/t)
[*]u = -sqrt(s/t)
[/LIST]
We have two answers due to negative number squared is positive

Sam and Jeremy have ages that are consecutive odd integers. The product of their ages is 783. Which

Sam and Jeremy have ages that are consecutive odd integers. The product of their ages is 783. Which equation could be used to find Jeremy's age, j, if he is the younger man.
Let Sam's age be s. Let' Jeremy's age be j. We're given:
[LIST=1]
[*]s = j + 2 <-- consecutive odd integers
[*]sj = 783
[/LIST]
Substitute (1) into (2):
(j + 2)j = 783
j^2 + 2j = 783
Subtract 783 from each side:
j^2 + 2j - 783 = 0 <-- This is the equation to find Jeremy's age.
To solve this, [URL='https://www.mathcelebrity.com/quadratic.php?num=j%5E2%2B2j-783%3D0&pl=Solve+Quadratic+Equation&hintnum=+0']we type this quadratic equation into the search engine[/URL] and get:
j = 27, j = -29.
Since ages cannot be negative, we have:
[B]j = 27[/B]

Six Less than the total of three times a number and negative eight

Six Less than the total of three times a number and negative eight.
Let's take this in pieces:
Three times a number = 3x
The total of this and negative eight means we subtract eight
3x - 8
Six Less than this total means we subtract 6
3x - 8 - 6
Simplify by combining like terms:
[B]3x - 14[/B]

Steve Has Overdrawn His Checking Account By $27. His Bank Charged Him $15 For An Overdraft Fee Then

Steve Has Overdrawn His Checking Account By $27. His Bank Charged Him $15 For An Overdraft Fee Then He Quickly Deposited $100. What Is His Current Balance?
[LIST=1]
[*]Overdrawn means money he doesn't have, so we go into the negative. Start with -27.
[*]A bank charge of $15 means he goes in the negative another $15, so -27 - 15 = -42
[*]Then he deposits $100, so his balance is: $100 - 42 = [B]$58[/B]
[/LIST]

The domain of a relation is all even negative integers greater than -9. The range y of the relation

The domain of a relation is all even negative integers greater than -9. The range y of the relation is the set formed by adding 4 to the numbers in the domain. Write the relation as a table of values and as an equation.
The domain is even negative integers greater than -9:
{-8, -6, -4, -2}
Add 4 to each x for the range:
{-8 + 4 = -4, -6 + 4 = -2. -4 + 4 = 0, -2 + 4 = 2}
For ordered pairs, we have:
(-8, -4)
(-6, -2)
(-4, 0)
(-2, 2)
The equation can be written:
y = x + 4 on the domain (x | x is an even number where -8 <= x <= -2)

The January record high temperature in Austin, Texas is 92 degrees. The January record low temperatu

The January record high temperature in Austin, Texas is 92 degrees. The January record low temperature is -1 degree. What is the difference between the record high and low temperatures?
Difference = High - Low
Difference = 92 - -1
Difference = 92 + 1. <-- Since minus negative equals positive
Difference = [B]93 degrees[/B]

The length of a wooden frame is 1 foot longer than its width and its area is equal to 12ft²

The length of a wooden frame is 1 foot longer than its width and its area is equal to 12ft²
The frame is a rectangle. The area of a rectangle is A = lw. So were given:
[LIST=1]
[*]l = w + 1
[*]lw = 12
[/LIST]
Substitute equation (1) into equation (2) for l:
(w + 1) * w = 12
Multiply through and simplify:
w^2 + w = 12
We have a quadratic equation. To solve for w, we type this equation into our search engine and we get two solutions:
w = 3
w = -4
Since width cannot be negative, we choose the positive result and have:
w = [B]3[/B]
To solve for length, we plug w = 3 into equation (1) above and get:
l = 3 + 1
l = [B]4[/B]

The marianas trench is 10415m below the sea level. Directly above it a helicopter is hovering 3200m

The marianas trench is 10415m below the sea level. Directly above it a helicopter is hovering 3200m above sea level. How far is the helicopter from the trench?
Below sea level is negative:
-10415
Above sea level is positive:
+3200
The distance is found by:
+3200 - -10415
+3200 + 10415
[B]13,615[/B]

The negative of the sum of C and D is equal to the difference of the negative of C and D

The negative of the sum of C and D is equal to the difference of the negative of C and D
The negative of the sum of C and D means -1 times the sum of C and D
-(C + D)
Distribute the negative sign:
-C - D
the difference of the negative of C and D means we subtract D from negative C
-C - D
So this statement is [B]true[/B] since -C - D = -C - D

The opposite of the difference of h and 5

The opposite of the difference of h and 5
The difference of h and 5
h - 5
The opposite of the difference of h and 5 means we multiply the difference of h and 5 by -1:
-(h - 5)
Distribute the negative sign:
[B]5 - h[/B]

The perpendicular height of a right-angled triangle is 70 mm longer than the base. Find the perimete

The perpendicular height of a right-angled triangle is 70 mm longer than the base. Find the perimeter of the triangle if its area is 3000.
[LIST]
[*]h = b + 70
[*]A = 1/2bh = 3000
[/LIST]
Substitute the height equation into the area equation
1/2b(b + 70) = 3000
Multiply each side by 2
b^2 + 70b = 6000
Subtract 6000 from each side:
b^2 + 70b - 6000 = 0
Using our [URL='http://www.mathcelebrity.com/quadratic.php?num=b%5E2%2B70b-6000%3D0&pl=Solve+Quadratic+Equation&hintnum=+0']quadratic calculator[/URL], we get:
b = 50 and b = -120
Since the base cannot be negative, we use b = 50.
If b = 50, then h = 50 + 70 = 120
The perimeter is b + h + hypotenuse
Using the [URL='http://www.mathcelebrity.com/righttriangle.php?angle_a=&a=70&angle_b=&b=50&c=&pl=Calculate+Right+Triangle']right-triangle calculator[/URL], we get hypotenuse = 86.02
Adding up all 3 for the perimeter: 50 + 70 + 86.02 = [B]206.02[/B]

The quotient of m and -2 is greater than 24

We write the quotient: m/-2, but move the negative sign to the top.
-m/2
Next, greater than 24 means we use the > sign
-m/2 > 24

The square of a number is always nonnegative.

The square of a number is always nonnegative.
This is true, and here is why:
Suppose you have a positive number n.
n^2 = n * n
A positive times a positive is a positive
Suppose you have a negative number -n
(-n)^2 = -n * -n = n^2
A negative times a negative is a positive.

The square of a number is positive

The square of a number is positive
N ca be positive or negative, so test both scenarios:
Take a positive number n.
n^2 = n^2 * n^2 or Positive * Positive which is positive
Take a negative number n
(-n)^2 = -n * -n or Negative * Negative which is positive
(-n)^2 = n^2

The sum of 3 times the square of a number and negative 7

The sum of 3 times the square of a number and negative 7
[U]The phrase [I]a number[/I] means an arbitrary variable, let's call it x:[/U]
x
[U]The square of a number means we raise x to the power of 2:[/U]
x^2
[U]3 times the square of a number:[/U]
3x^2
[U]The sum of 3 times the square of a number and negative 7[/U]
[B]3x^2 - 7[/B]

The sum of a number and its square is 72. find the numbers?

The sum of a number and its square is 72. find the numbers?
Let the number be n. We have:
n^2 + n = 72
Subtract 72 from each side:
n^2 + n - 72 = 0
Using our [URL='http://www.mathcelebrity.com/quadratic.php?num=n%5E2%2Bn-72%3D0&pl=Solve+Quadratic+Equation&hintnum=+0']quadratic calculator[/URL], we have:
[B]n = 8 or n = -9
[/B]
Since the numbers do not state positive or negative, these are the two solutions.

The temperature was 7? below zero. The temperature drops by 6?. What is the temperature now

The temperature was 7? below zero. The temperature drops by 6?. What is the temperature now
Below zero means negative. A drop means we subtract, so we have:
[LIST]
[*]7 below zero = -7
[*]Drops by 6 = -6
[*]-7 - 6 = [B]-13[/B]
[/LIST]

what integer is used for losing 10 yards

what integer is used for losing 10 yards
A loss means a negative, so a 10 yard loss is written as [B]-10[/B]

what is 3 degrees below zero

what is 3 degrees below zero
Below zero means negative, so we write this as:
[B]-3[/B]

When 28 is subtracted from the square of a number, the result is 3 times the number. Find the negati

When 28 is subtracted from the square of a number, the result is 3 times the number. Find the negative solution.
Let the number be n.
Square of a number:
n^2
28 is subtracted from the square of a number:
n^2 - 28
3 times the number:
3n
[I]The result is[/I] mean an equation, so we set n^2 - 28 = 3n
n^2 - 28 = 3n
Subtract 3n from each side:
n^2 - 3n - 28 = 3n - 3n
The right side cancels to 0, so we have:
n^2 - 3n - 28 = 0
This is a quadratic equation in standard form, so we [URL='https://www.mathcelebrity.com/quadratic.php?num=n%5E2-3n-28%3D0&pl=Solve+Quadratic+Equation&hintnum=+0']use our quadratic calculator[/URL] to solve:
We get two solutions for n:
n = (-4, 7)
The question asks for the negative solution, so our answer is:
[B]n = -4[/B]

You and your friend are playing a number-guessing game. You ask your friend to think of a positive n

You and your friend are playing a number-guessing game. You ask your friend to think of a positive number, square the number, multiply the result by 2, and then add three. If your friend's final answer is 53, what was the original number chosen?
Let n be our original number.
Square the number means we raise n to the power of 2:
n^2
Multiply the result by 2:
2n^2
And then add three:
2n^2 + 3
If the friend's final answer is 53, this means we set 2n^2 + 3 equal to 53:
2n^2 + 3 = 53
To solve for n, we subtract 3 from each side, to isolate the n term:
2n^2 + 3 - 3 = 53 - 3
Cancel the 3's on the left side, and we get:
2n^2 = 50
Divide each side of the equation by 2:
2n^2/2 = 50/2
Cancel the 2's, we get:
n^2 = 25
Take the square root of 25
n = +-sqrt(25)
n = +-5
We are told the number is positive, so we discard the negative square root and get:
n = [B]5[/B]