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# What if the numbers in addition and subtraction in integers are the same but the sign is different?

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You are likely to get a different answer.

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They are different in the same way that subtraction of integers is different from their addition.

They are whole numbers used in division, multiplication, addition and subtraction.

You can have counting number in multiplication and addition. All integers are in multiplication, addition and subtraction. All rational numbers are in all four. Real numbers, complex numbers and other larger sets are consistent with the four operations.

The rules for addition are as follows:The sum of two negative integers is a negative integerThe sum of two positive integers is a positive integerThe rules for subtraction are as follows:If they are two positive numbers, do it normallyIf there is a negative and a positive ,change it to addition and switch the SECOND integer sign

If you mean the set of non-negative integers ("whole numbers" is a bit ambiguous in this sense), it is closed under addition and multiplication. If you mean "integers", the set is closed under addition, subtraction, multiplication.

Integers are closed under subtraction, meaning that any subtraction problem with integers has a solution in the set of integers.

Unfortunately, the term "whole numbers" is somewhat ambiguous - it means different things to different people. If you mean "integers", yes, it is closed. If you mean "positive integers" or "non-negative integers", no, it isn't.

Addition does. Subtraction, just as with numbers: a - b is not equal to b - a, but you can change a - b to -b + a.Addition does. Subtraction, just as with numbers: a - b is not equal to b - a, but you can change a - b to -b + a.Addition does. Subtraction, just as with numbers: a - b is not equal to b - a, but you can change a - b to -b + a.Addition does. Subtraction, just as with numbers: a - b is not equal to b - a, but you can change a - b to -b + a.

Since whole numbers are the same as integers, there are no different rules! The only way in which the rules for natural numbers is different is that the set does not contain the additional opposites of numbers (in other words, the set is not closed under subtraction).

if they are two positive numbers, do it normally.If there is a negative and a positive, change it to addition and switch the SECOND integer sign. Only works with two integers in a subtraction question.Example: (-32)-(+2)= (-34) / (-32)+(-2)=(-34)

Addition is simpler than subtraction. Also, it is defined as the opposite of subtraction, so this ... opposite has to be taught first.

For the specific case of whole numbers, you can consider multiplication to be repeated addition; and division to be repeated subtraction (see how often you can subtract something).

None, because the set of integers and the set of whole numbers is the same.

Integers are whole numbers as for example 28 minus 17 = 11

In subtraction you take away rather than add. Also, addition is commutative, subtraction is not so the order of the numbers does matter for subtraction.

Yes, the whole numbers are closed with respect to addition and multiplication (but not division).The term "whole numbers" is not always consistently defined, but is usually taken to mean either the positive integers or the non-negative integers (the positive integers and zero). In either of these cases, it also isn't closed with respect to subtraction. Some authors treat it as a synonym for "integers", in which case it is closed with respect to subtraction (but still not with respect to division).

Subtraction and addition are not properties of numbers themselves: they are operators that can be defined on sets of numbers.

All numbers - integers as well as non-integers - are combined using different mathematical operations. Some operators are binary: that is, they combine two numbers to produce a third; some are ternary (combine 3 to produce a fourth) and so on.The set of integers is closed under some operations: common examples are addition, subtraction, multiplication, exponentiation. But not all operators are: division, for example.

Whole numbers are integers. Integers are whole numbers.

If you interpret "whole numbers" as "integers", then yes. If you interpret "whole numbers" as "non-negative integers", then no.

To be closed under an operation, when that operation is applied to two member of a set then the result must also be a member of the set. Thus the sets &#8450; (Complex numbers), &#8477; (Real Numbers), &#8474; (Rational Numbers) and &#8484; (integers) are closed under subtraction. &#8484;+ (the positive integers), &#8484;- (the negative integers) and &#8469; (the natural numbers) are not closed under subtraction as subtraction can lead to a result which is not a member of the set.

Subtraction means addition of the additive inverse. For two numbers a and b, we say a-b when we mean a + (-b) where -b is a number with the property that b + -b = 0. This applies to all real numbers, which of course includes integers.

It is difficult to answer the question because, for addition or subtraction, it is often easier to obtain the exact answer! If you line up the decimal points and then follow the rules of addition or subtraction - exactly as they would apply to whole numbers - you will get the correct answer!Estimation may be useful to check your answer if you are poor at addition or subtraction of integers. But, if that is the case, your estimate is equally likely to be wrong!

The numbers are not closed under addition because whole numbers, even integers, and natural numbers are closed.

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