# Subtraction

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## Subtracting Integers

The number one rule for subtracting integers is...

**ADD** its *opposite*

__Example__

5 - 6

Step 1: Change the minus sign to a plus sign, hence the rule ADD.

5 **+** 6

Step 2: Find the opposite of the second number

5 + **(- 6)**

Step 3: Use the rule of adding integers with different signs. You subtract then use the sign of the greater value

5 + (- 6) = **- 1**

Subtracting Multiple Integers:

Always solve from *LEFT* to *RIGHT*

__Example__

5-(-10) - 3 - 1

Step 1: Start with the first two numbers, and follow the rule in subtracting. ** No shortcuts!!**

**5-(-10)**-3

= 15 - 3 - 1

Step 2: Bring down the other numbers and go back to step 1.

**15 - 3** - 1

= 12 - 1

= 11
The number one rule for subtracting integers is...
[u][b]ADD[/b] its [i]opposite[/i][/u]
[u]Example[/u]
5 - 6
Step 1: Change the minus sign to a plus sign, hence the rule ADD.
5 [b]+[/b] 6
Step 2: Find the opposite of the second number
5 + [b](- 6)[/b]
Step 3: Use the rule of adding integers with different signs. You subtract then use the sign of the greater value
5 + (- 6) = [b]- 1[/b]
Subtracting Multiple Integers:
Always solve from [i]LEFT[/i] to [i]RIGHT[/i]
[u]Example[/u]
5-(-10) - 3 - 1
Step 1: Start with the first two numbers, and follow the rule in subtracting. [b] No shortcuts!![/b]
[b]5-(-10)[/b]-3
= 15 - 3 - 1
Step 2: Bring down the other numbers and go back to step 1.
[b]15 - 3[/b] - 1
= 12 - 1
= 11

Subtracting Integers