## Sunday, January 12, 2014

### Janette's Interger Scribe Post

Question 1/8:

10 + (-2) =

First off, I write it down in 'have -- owe --" So, written down it would be 'Have 10 Owe 2', having 'and' in between the two statements is not needed.

As Mr. Harbeck has taught us, the bigger number and it's one-syllable-word-thing wins the little fight. So now we know the answer would be 'Have --"

NOW ONTO ZERO PAIR

You Have 10, so that would be:
++++++++++
- -
You Owe 2, so that would be above this statement. So, where the red signs are it means you have a zero pair!

So, after the zero pairs cross each other out, you are left with have 8 (8 '+'s), which is the answer I got!

Question 2/8:

(-5)+(-3) =

Just like the previous question, you write it out.

Owe 5 and Owe 3 =

Owe 5: -----
Owe 3: ---

Since there are no zero pairs, you add the two numbers together to get owe 8. That's the answer I got anyways.

Question 3/8:

2-(-5) =

This is a little bit different, and it has that little rhyme thing.

What to find what isn't there,
YOU MUST FIND A ZERO PAIR.

Is how I remember it. (Possibly wrong.)

So, how it goes, you write it out.

Have 2 remove owe 5.

Have 2: ++

AND, owe 5:

-----

BUT YOU ADD A ZERO PAIR TO THOSE NEGATIVE HUNY BUNCHES

+++++
- - - - - THEN YOU KICK THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT THEM ANYMORE.

So now, all that's left is combining the two numbers. Have 2, and have 5.

It equals have 7 okay.

Question 4/8:

(-7) - (-7) =

Owe 7, remove owe 7.

Owe 7: -------

Remove owe 7:

+++++++
- - - - - - - >> bYE

+7 -7 = 0.

Question 5/8

(-8) + (-3) =

Owe 8 Owe 3

Owe 8: --------

Owe 3: ---

-----------

-11. YAY.

(That's the answer by the way.)

Question 6/8

8-8

Have 8, owe 8.

Have 8: ++++++++
Owe 8: - - - - - - - -

These two cross each other out since they are zero pairs, which leaves 0 left. Which is what I got for my answer.

Question 7/8:

0 + 1

Have/Owe 0 have 1

Have 0:

Have 1: +

Question 8/8

9 + (-6)

Have 9, owe 6 = Have (because the bigger number is have) 3

(9-6 = 3)

Have 9: +++++++++
Owe 6: - - - - - -
(zero pairs)

= +3. ANSWER IS 3

#### 1 comment:

1. I really liked how you explained zero pairs, thats a great explanation. i also liked how you put side notes like"yay" "bye" or "THEN YOU KICK THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT THEM ANYMORE." it seems like you had fun doing this and the work paid off. great job on explaining, great images and your video was really explanatory. great job!

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