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# Which expression is equivalent to 8.6 +( -3.5)? Plz show work and explainA. 3.5 - ( -8.6) B. 8.6 - ( -3.5)C. -( 3.5 - 8.6) D. -(8.6 - 3.5)

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Answer:C. -( 3.5 - 8.6) Step-by-step explanation: 8.6 +( -3.5)A. 3.5 - ( -8.6) Subtracting a negative is a positive3,5+ 8.6B. 8.6 - ( -3.5)
Subtracting a negative is a positive8.6+ 3.5C. -( 3.5 - 8.6)Distribute the negative-3.5 -- 8.6Subtracting a negative is a positive-3.5 + 8.6 D. -(8.6 - 3.5)Distribute the negative-8.6 - -3.5Subtracting a negative is a positive-8.6 +3.5The only one that matches 8.6 - 3.5 is C when you reverse the order-3.5 +8.6 becomes8.6 -3.5