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Q67.

Expert-verifiedFound in: Page 7

Book edition
Common Core Edition

Author(s)
Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff

Pages
183 pages

ISBN
9780547587776

**Multiple Choice Evaluate the expression $x-y\text{when}x=12.8\text{and}y=4$.**

$\begin{array}{l}F.3.2\\ G.8.8\\ H.12.4\\ I.13.2\end{array}$

The value of the expression is $G.\u200a\u200a8.8$.

Two numbers with similar signs get added and the resulting number carries the similar sign.

Two numbers with opposite signs get subtracted and the resulting number carries the sign of the larger number.

To add or subtract two decimal numbers, write the numbers vertical with decimal point aligned vertically.

For example: to add the numbers 2.3 and 4.62, write these numbers vertically and add as shown below

$\begin{array}{l}\text{\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}}2.3\\ \underset{\xaf}{+4.62}\\ \text{\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}}6.92\end{array}$

To evaluate the expression $x-y$, substitute the values of *x* as 12.8 and *y* as 4 and then write the numbers vertically with aligned decimal and subtract them as shown below

$\begin{array}{l}\text{\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}}12.8\\ \underset{\xaf}{-\text{\hspace{0.17em}}4.0\text{\hspace{0.17em}}}\\ \text{\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}\hspace{0.17em}}8.8\end{array}$

Thus, the value of the expression is $8.8$.

Hence, option (G.) is correct.

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