# Add Integers using Rules Worksheet

Printable “Integer” Worksheets:
Add Integers using the Number Line

Free printable and online worksheets to help Grade 7 students review how to add integers using the rules.
Same signs: Add the absolute values, keep the common sign.
Different signs: Subtract the smaller absolute value from the larger absolute value, take the sign of the larger number.

Adding integers can be simplified by following a set of rules, which can help in quickly determining the sum without needing a number line. Here’s a guide to these rules:

If both integers have the same sign (both positive or both negative):
Give the result the same sign as the integers.

If the integers have different signs:
Subtract the smaller absolute value from the larger absolute value.
Give the result the sign of the integer with the larger absolute value.

These rules ensure that adding integers reflects the concept of moving on a number line. If the signs are the same, you move in the same direction (positive + positive = move right, negative + negative = move left), so the sum reflects the total movement. If the signs are different, you move in opposite directions, so the result considers the difference in movement and the direction dictated by the larger number.

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