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## Question:

Which expression is equivalent to -4-9?

## Answer:

The expression that is equivalent to **-4-9** is **-4 + (-9).**

The** rule of arithmetic** calculations state that when calculating **algebraic expression;**

**plus sign** multiplied by **plus sign** will remain **positive**

- i.e. (+) × (+) = +

**minus sign** multiplied by a **minus sign** will be** positive**

- i.e. (-) × (-) = +

**plus sign** multiplied by a **minus sign **will be **negative**

- i.e (+) × (-) = –

The expression given is -4 – 9 = **-13**

Option (a)

- -4 + (-9)

Recall that:** (+) × (-) = –**

Open brackets

= -4 – 9

**= – 13**

Option (b)

- 4 + 9 =
**13**

Option (c)

- -4 + 9 =
**5**

Option (d)

- 4 – 9 =
**-5**

Therefore, we can conclude that the **expression **that is **equivalent **to **-4-9** is **-4 + (-9).**

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