Subtracting Integers Worksheet

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Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets to help Grade 6 students learn how to subtract integers.

How to subtract integers?

There are five sets of subtracting integers worksheets:

  • subtract 1-digit integers (both are positive)
  • subtract 1-digit integers (both are negative)
  • subtract 1-digit integers (positive or negative)
  • subtract 2-digit integers (both are negative)
  • subtract 2-digit integers (positive or negative)

Subtracting integers can be done by adding the opposite of the second integer.

We can use the following steps when subtracting two integers:

  1. Change the sign of the second integer and change the subtraction to an addition.
    For example:
    (+4) - (+7) = (+4) + (-7)
    (-8) - (-3) = (-8) + (+3)
  2. Perform the addition following the rules of adding integers.
  3. If the integers have the same sign then add the two integers. The sum will take the same sign.
    For example:
    (+5) + (+9) = +14
    (-8) + (-2) = -10
  4. If the integers have different signs then look at the absolute values of the integers. Subtract the smaller absolute value from the larger absolute value. The sum will take the sign of the larger absolute value.
    For example:
    (+4) + (-7) = -3
    (-8) + (+3) = -5

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to subtract integers.

There is a shortcut if you notice that the negative of a negative is a positive.
(8) - (-3) = 8 + 3 = 11

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to subtract integers (include shortcuts).

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Subtracting Integers

More Subtracting Integers Worksheets

(Answers on the second page.)
Subtract 1-digit Integers Worksheet #1 (both positive)
Subtract 1-digit Integers Worksheet #2 (both negative)
Subtract 1-digit Integers Worksheet #3 (negative or positive)
Subtract 2-digit Integers Worksheet #4 (both negative)
Subtract 2-digit Integers Worksheet #5 (negative or positive)

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Subtracting Integers Word Problems

  1. A diver was at 8 feet below sea level. If he descends another 7 feet, what is his new position?

  2. The temperature at 9 pm was -5°C. By midnight, it had decreased by 12°C. What was the temperature at midnight?

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