Q: What to do when you're subtracting or adding integers and the signs are different?

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

-You must memorize -To add 2 integers with different signs, find the difference of their absolute value -To subtract an integer, add it's opposite

They become positive integers for instance - - 2 = 2

Ignore the signs and subtract the smaller number from the larger one.

It helps if you put the positive one first. Then, if you realize that adding a negative is the same as subtracting a positive, the rest is easy. 7 + (-3) = 7 - 3 = 4 3 + (-7) = 3 - 7 = -4

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for integers with tow different signs, it will always be negative in multiplying and division. for adding and subtracting, the sign is for the bigger number.

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

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.

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-You must memorize -To add 2 integers with different signs, find the difference of their absolute value -To subtract an integer, add it's opposite

You could be adding numbers that have different signs. Just a guess.

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

They become positive integers for instance - - 2 = 2

Subtracting: Positive - Negative = Positive Negative - Positive = Negative No that is not the way it goes. It is positive+negetive=either counting on which integer is bigger negative+negative=positive positive+positive=positive positive x negetive=negative negative x postitve= negative negative/positive=negative positive/negative=negetive thanks The top is right though because subtracting a negative is like adding so you could never get a negative and subtracting from a positive from negative will always be a negative. The question was for integers with different signs so you don't need to do "positive + positive"

Ignore the signs and subtract the smaller number from the larger one.

It helps if you put the positive one first. Then, if you realize that adding a negative is the same as subtracting a positive, the rest is easy. 7 + (-3) = 7 - 3 = 4 3 + (-7) = 3 - 7 = -4

If you're adding a positive amount, keep the + sign; if you're adding a negative amount, multiply the + and - signs to convert it into a subtraction. Example: 4 + (-5) = 4 (+*-) 5 = 4 - 5 = -1