Whole numbers greater than zero are called positive integers.
Whole numbers less than zero are called negative integers.
The integer 0 is neither positive nor negative.
The sum of two or more positive integers is a positive integer.
The sum of two or more negative integers is a negative integer.
To find the sum of a positive and a negative integer:
Subtract the two numbers (ignore the signs) and then keep the sign of the larger integer.
Refer to the lesson on adding integers for more information and examples.
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