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i need help with integers. i know how to find the absolute value, add and stuff like that but what i'm confused on is subtracting. please help me

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"Vonza" wrote:

i need help with integers. i know how to find the absolute value, add and stuff like that but what i'm confused on is subtracting. please help me
I remember going through this in school. Hold on let me think.. I think to subtract an integer, you have to add the opposite. Lets say you're subtracting a negative number. Just make it positive and add instead of subtracting. Example: -2 - (-15) Now, turn that problem into: -2 + 15 Your answer is 13 Or lets say your problem is:  -13 - 5 Turn that problem into: -13 + (-5) Your answer -18 Haha, I'ma nerd XD Hope I helped! smile Good luck.

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how about if its -4 - (-4)? 

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"Vonza" wrote:

how about if its -4 - (-4)? 
It becomes  -4 + 4 or zero. 


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"Jack Mack" wrote:

"Vonza" wrote:

how about if its -4 - (-4)?
It becomes -4 + 4 or zero.


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