Math and Arithmetic

# What is the difference in subtraction integers and subtracting whole numbers?

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

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## Related Questions

Subtracting two numbers is finding their difference.

In subtraction, the minuend minus the subtrahend equals the difference.

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

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

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

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.

The result of subtracting 2 numbers is the difference.

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

What is the difference between integers and whole numbers?

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

Integers are any positive or negative whole numbers. Subtraction involves taking the subtrahend from the minuend.You take the value of the first, and take it away from the second, and depending on the signs that are similar (positive/negative) they can cancel and override each other.

The difference between the numbers is the sum of their absolute values. For example, the difference between -3 and 5 is 3+ 5 = 8.

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.

Finding the difference of two numbers is known as 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)

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

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

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.

Its because you are finding the "difference" between the two numbers.

In subtraction, the minuend minus the subtrahend equals the difference.

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

When a number is subtracted from another number, the answer is called the "difference". The process of subtracting numbers is called "subtraction". Don't go away yet. Stop and think: What would you do if somebody asked you "What's the difference between 10 and 6 ?" ?

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