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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)

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



Addition and subtraction are inverse functions.


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



Yes, the set of integers is closed under subtraction.


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It is normal subtraction. if the tw numbers are x and y then the subtraction is x-y


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


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negetive integers are not closed under addition but positive integers are.


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


Because 9 - 7 does not equal 7 - 9.



Well the subtraction of integers is not a comunative because it's not a property it can't be true it's a algebraic equation


Rule 1: The term is integer, not interger.Rule 2: The answer depends on what you want to do with it or them.


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Subtraction: Yes. Division: No. 2/4 = is not an integer, let alone an even integer.


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 ℂ (Complex numbers), ℝ (Real Numbers), ℚ (Rational Numbers) and ℤ (integers) are closed under subtraction. ℤ+ (the positive integers), ℤ- (the negative integers) and ℕ (the natural numbers) are not closed under subtraction as subtraction can lead to a result which is not a member of the set.



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