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Integer Rules

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Integers are the set of negative and positive whole numbers.

Adding Integers

If the signs are the same


Add the numbers and keep the sign.
+5 + +2 = +7 or -5 + -2 = -7

If the signs are different


Subtract the numbers and take the sign of
the number with the largest absolute value.
+5 + -2 = +3 or -5 + +2 = -3

Subtracting Integers

Change the subtraction problem into an


addition problem with keep, change,
change.
1. Keep the sign of the first number.
2. Change the subtraction (-) to addition (+)
3. Change the sign of the second number.
keep

change

+5

-2 = +7
change

Rewritten as:
keep

+5

change
-5

+ +2 = +7

+2 = -7
change

Rewritten as: -5 + -2 = -7
4. Use the addition rules.

Multiplying Integers

If the signs are the same


Multiply and the product is positive.
+5 +2 = +10 or -5 -2 = +10

If the signs are different


Multiply and the product is negative.
+5 -2 = -10 or -5 +2 = -10

Dividing Integers

If the signs are the same


Divide and the quotient is positive.
+10 +2 = +5 or -10 -2 = +5

If the signs are different


Divide and the quotient is negative.
+10 -2 = -5 or -10 +2 = -5

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