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NEGATIVE NUMBERS

-10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ADDING NEGATIVE NUMBERS:

EXAMPLES: 4 + (-5) START AT POINT 4 AND COUNT BACK 5 PLACES = -1

RULE: 4 + (-5) 4 – 5 = -5 + 4, START AT -5 AND COUNT ON 4 PLACES = -1

-4 + (-5) START AT POINT -4 AND COUNT BACK 5 PLACES = -9

-4 - 5 = SINCE THEY HAVE THE SAME SIGN, ADD THEM TOGETHER AND PUT THE MINUS SIGN IN
FRONT OF THE ANSWER.
TAKING AWAY NEGATIVE NUMBERS:

EXAMPLES; 4 - (-5) WHEN TAKING AWAY NEGATIVE NUMBERS, GO IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF ADDING
THEM

RULE: 4 - (-5) 4 + 5 = 9 START AT 4 AND COUNT ON 5 =9

-4 - (-5) START AT -4 AND COUNT ON 5 =1