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Q: How is subtraction rational numbers different from adding?

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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.

Well they are used for multipling dividing adding and subtraction

By finding their common denominator & adding the top numbers of-the fractions. : )

A rational number can be stated in the form a/b where and b are integers. Adding or multiplying such numbers always gives another number that can be expressed in this form also. So it is also rational.

Well, technically, addition and subtraction are opposites. if you add two numbers together, then you take one and put the other with it. if you subtract two numbers, you take one away from the other. if you are adding or subtracting decimals, then make sure that the decimals are lined up. Fractions have some different rules.

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

Then you are adding two rational numbers with different signs! No big deal!

what is the rule in adding rational numbers

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.

sometimes true (when the rational numbers are the same)

There is only one type of rational number so there are no different types which you can add.

Well they are used for multipling dividing adding and subtraction

By finding their common denominator & adding the top numbers of-the fractions. : )

Whole numbers are rational numbers with a denominator of 1. The difference with general rational numbers is that the denominators are likely to be different and they must be made the same by converting the fractions into equivalent fractions with the same denominator before the addition can be done - by adding the numerators and keeping the denominator, and simplifying (if possible) the result. With whole numbers the denominators are already the same (as 1) and so the addition can be done straight away.

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Addition works by adding numbers together: 2+3=5. Subtraction works by taking numbers away from each other : 3-2=1.

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