# SOLUTION: -2.6 + (-5.7) the book says that the answer is a negative number. but, wouldn't it be a positive number, because when you add 2 negatives, the answer is a positive number?

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 Question 105929This question is from textbook Prealgebra : -2.6 + (-5.7) the book says that the answer is a negative number. but, wouldn't it be a positive number, because when you add 2 negatives, the answer is a positive number?This question is from textbook Prealgebra Answer by tutorcecilia(2152)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!-2.6 + (-5.7)=-8.3 In addition, if the signs are the same, add the numbers and take the common sign. If the signs are different, subtract the numbers and take the sign of the larger number