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Integer Addition and Subtraction

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Integers can be either positive or negative. Integers which do not have sign before them are positive numbers, like 3, 5, 6, and 8 are all positive integers.

On the other hand, integers like -3, -10, -7, and -15 are all negative integers.

Now we’ll see how to add and subtract integers.

What are the rules for adding integers?

integer addition and subtraction

What is the meaning of subtraction of integers?

integer addition and subtraction

Let us take another example: -15 – (+4) = -15 – 4 = -(15 + 4) = -19

Check point

  1. (-3) – (-3)
  2. 2 + (-5)
  3. (-3) + (-4)
  4. (-14) + 27
  5. 49 – (-37)
Answer key
  1. 0
  2. -3
  3. -7
  4. 13
  5. 86
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