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# How is subtracting integers like adding integers?

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It's pretty much the exact same.

Subtracting is the same as adding a negative number.

Foe example, five minus three is the same as five plus negative three.

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adding and subtracting integers is when you add and minus 2 numbers

Integers are whole numbers, both positive and negative. Therefore, adding and subtracting integers would be adding and subtracting whole numbers. Examples: 8+2 -8+2 8-2 -8-2

to subtrct integers ,rewrite as adding opposites and use the rules for addtion of integers..

I would think that the commonality of adding and subtracting integers is that the answer itself will always be an integer. In other words, the answer is always gonna be a "whole number".

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.

They aren't. The rules are the same as those for adding/subtracting or multiplying integers. Just be careful of the decimal point's location.

Adding and subtracting polynomials is simply the adding and subtracting of their like terms.

Subtracting two positive fractional numbers, or adding one positive and one negative integer.

When adding negative integers, you subtract. (2+-1=1) When subtracting negative integers, you add. (2--3=5)

When you can do addition and subtraction without recourse to it. Then it simply becomes a distraction.

It is the additive identity and so it leaves the number(s) unchanged.

Subtracting an integer is the same as adding the additive inverse. In symbols: a - b = a + (-b), where "-b" is the additive inverse (the opposite) of b.

Adding two numbers with different signs means subtracting the two absolute integers (without sign) and vice versa.

Not really, because its just flipped over like 2-3 that because keep change change so 2+(-3)= -1

for integers with tow different signs, it will always be negative in multiplying and division. for adding and subtracting, the sign is for the bigger number.

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