## In an addition problem, the numbers that are being added together are called addends. As we add negative addends together and positive adden

In an addition problem, the numbers that are being added together are called addends. As we add negative addends together and positive addends together on the number line, we start noticing a pattern. The sum of two positive integers is always another positive integer. It’s always larger than either of the integers being added. The sum of 5 and 8 is 13. 13 is larger than 5 and 8.

In contrast, the sum of two negative integers is always another negative integer. It’s always smaller than either of the integers being added. The sum of -3 and -9 is -12. -12 is smaller than -3 and -9.

Which of these sums is larger than both 11 and 4?

A

(- 11) + (-4)

B

11 + 4

C

(- 11) + 4

D

All of the above

## Answers ( )

Answer:I believe it is D

Step-by-step explanation:B it can’t be D because two negative make a sum smaller then the two negative addends make a smaller sum and c and a both include negatives so I believe it B