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# How do you subtract 3 from 1 with integers?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### October 15, 2008 10:01PM

turn the subtraction sign into an addition sign and the 3 into a negative: 1+-3=-2

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### Step by step on how to subtract integers?

An integer is simply any number that is whole, such as 1 or -5
or -8. An integer NEVER has a fractional value, or a decimal value.
So, in order to subtract integers, simply use the normal process
for subtraction. For example, 5 minus 3 equals 2. Simply take the
subtrahend (3) from the minuend (5) and receive the difference
(2).