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Subtracting Integers Worksheets (I)

Objective: I know how to subtract integers

To subtract integers, rewrite as adding opposites and use the rules for addition of integers.

Recall that the rules for adding integers are:

Rule 1:

The sum of two or more positive integers is a positive integer.
The sum of two or more negative integers is a negative integer.

Rule 2:

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.


9 -14 = 9 + (-14) = -5
-12 - 6 = -12 + (-6) = -18
-10 - (-7) = -10 + (- - 7) = -10 + 7 = -3

Refer to the lesson on subtracting integers for more information and examples.

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Evaluate the following:

2 - 9 =

-4 - 7 =

10 - (-5) =

7 - (-7) =

-6 - (-7) =

-23 - (-34) =

-42 - 23 =

16 - (-54) =

-127 - 143 =

-106 – (-144) =

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