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# How do you add and subbtract positive and negative integers?

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###### Answered 2012-05-17 20:04:51

When adding negative integers, you subtract. (2+-1=1)

When subtracting negative integers, you add. (2--3=5)

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No. Adding negative integers will result in an integer that is more negative.

When you add two negative integers, the answer is still negative.

when you add two positive integers the answer is always positive when you add two negative integers the answer is positive when you add one negative and on positive integer, the answer is negative subtracting two negative numbers gets a negative answer subtracting two positive numbers- the answer depends subtracting a negative and positive number- the answer depends, the positive number would have to be bigger than the negative to achieve a negative number, and if the positive number is less, than the answer is still negative

Adding IntegersTo add integers, one must consider the following two rules to be a successful.If you want to think of it on the number line you start from 0 and when you add a positive number you go that much to the right, and when you add a negative number you go that much to the left. When adding two positive integers, just add like normal. When adding one positive integer, and one negative integer, it is like subtracting a positive number from a positive number. When adding two negative integers, it is like subtracting a positive number from a negative number.

That will depend on the two integers that you use. The result could be any of negative, zero or positive.

I feel that two negatives are positive because you add* your two negative integers* together, you would be doing this: -+- (negative + negative) so the response is, is that if two integers where both negative, you would add, just like if there were two positives, you would add, but not if you have different signs. (positive+negative) you would subtract. Just as the same with negative + positive. [REVIEW: if the sign is the same, add, if the sign is different, you subtract.] *=you may not always add *=integers- a fancy word for numbers.

if they are both negative, add like they are positive numbers, but just add the negative sign.

When you add: a negative and a negative: you get a negative a positive and a positive: you get a positive a positive and a negative or a negative and a positive: Subtract the addend with the smaller value from the greater one. If the greater one is positive, your answer will be positive. If the greater addend is negative, your answer will be negative.

Negative. -2 + -3 = -5 You might be confused with multiplication, where the product is positive

There is no solution.Consecutive negative integers will always add up to a negative number. 110 is positive.

No, the sum of two negative integers is not a positive integer. For example, if you add -5 and -6 together the sum would be -11.

diffrence will always be positive except when it is zero but is you speak of substraction operation it can be positive negative or zero

Adding Integers To add integers, one must consider the following two rules to be a successful. If you want to think of it on the number line you start from 0 and when you add a positive number you...

adding integers on a number linewe can show addition of whole numbers on a number line.to add a negative integermove to the left.(in negative direction)we can use patternes to add integers.to add a positive integermove to the right.(the positive direction)if you want to show the middle piont(zero)dont show a negative sign(-)nor a positive sign(+).it will just be a zero 0.

you make it a positive because negative add negative becomes a positive

When adding two negative integers, add them just like they are positive integers, then add a negative sign. We have 2+1=3, so the answer is -3. Adding a positive integer to a larger negative integer is a little harder. For example, -10+3=-7 because, when adding a negative integer to a smaller positive integer, we subtract just like the smaller integer is negative (10-3=7), then we add a negative sign: -7.

-5,-4,-3,-2,-1 we do not include 0 because it is not a negative number. If the question said non-positive integers we would add 0

Add the positive values of the 9 integers and put a minus sign before the answer.

Add the positive values of the 7 integers and put a minus sign before the answer.

Add two positive integers and you ALWAYS have a positive integers. The positive integers are closed under addition.

This is accomplished the same way as with positive integers. Add all of the numbers together and divide by (positive) 2. Don't let the negative signs fool you!

First, subtract the absolute values of the integers, then use the greater absolute value's sign.

If the larger of the two integers is negative, then their sum is negative, regardless of the sign of the smaller one.

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