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Because that is how the opposite of a number is defined.

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What is the meaning of subtracting integers?

to subtract an integer, add its opposite or additive inverse.


What is the rule for subtracting integers with the same signs?

if the signs are the same you must add its opposite.


What is the definition of adding and subtracting integers?

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


Why do people prefer to add the opposite when subtracting integers?

Some do, some don't. The operations are equivalent and people do what they are more comfortable with.


What are the rules for adding and subtracting numbers?

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What is the rule for subtracting integer?

While solving problems with large integers, don't always rely on the number line. Using integer arithmetic we can solve the problem of large integer. We need a rule for subtracting integers and the rule is: Rule: To subtract an integer, add its opposite.


How do you add and subbtract positive and negative integers?

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


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What are the rules for adding and subtracting integers?

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How can you use addition of integers to subtract integers?

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.


What algorithms are there for adding and subtracting integers?

there are no algorithms for subtracting algorithms!!!


How do we add integers with opposite sign?

To add two integers with opposite signs . . . -- Ignore the signs, and write the difference between the two numbers. -- Give it the same sign as the larger original number has.


How do you add or subtract integers with a different sign?

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


What are the steps in subtracting integers?

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What is adding and subtracting 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


Explain how to subtract a positive integer and a negative integer using absolute value?

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What is the rule in adding positive integers?

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.


Rules for adding and subtracting integers?

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When two integers add to zero?

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Why is it that when subtracting an integer gives the same result as adding the opposite?

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What are opposite integers?

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