Math and Arithmetic

# How do you determne a difference when subtracting 2 integers that have the same sign?

You subtract the smaller from the larger.

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## Related Questions

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

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.

"Delta" is often used to mean "the difference" between two numbers, and that is the same as subtracting. When you subtract, the answer is called the "difference."

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 integers, if they have the same sign, add their absolute values and keep the same sign. Subtracting, change the sign of the 2nd number and the add using rules of addition. Multiplying and dividing, Divide the absolute values, if the signs are the same the answer is positive, if the signs are different the answer is negative.

No because the commutative property only works for addition and multiplication

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.

-- write the difference between the integers without regard to their signs -- give the difference the same sign as the larger of the two integers

-- Their sum and difference both have the same sign that the two integers have. -- Their product and quotient are both positive.

(-10) - (-5) = (-5) when subtracting a negative number from another negative number if the first number is larger that the second number then you just subtract the to numbers. don't worry about the signs just subtract the numbers when your done put the sign of the first number on again.

In the end, there is no difference because subtracting a negative integer is the same as adding a positive integer. 1-(-1)=2 1+1=2

Positive integers are greater than negative integers. For positive integers: * The integer with more digits is larger. * If two integers have the same length, compare the first digit. If the first digit is the same, compare the second digit, then the third, etc., until you find a difference. In each case, the integer with the larger digit (at the first position where you find a difference) is the larger one.

Subtracting a negative is the same as adding the equivalent positive. For example, subtracting minus 10 is the same as adding 10.

Subtracting a fraction is the same as adding its negative.

Compensation in math means, adding and subtracting the same number to make the sum or difference easier to find.

Compensation in math means, adding and subtracting the same number to make the sum or difference easier to find.

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