Subtracting Integers

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Integers are the numbers which can be 0, positive as well as negative numbers and are regarded as the general counting numbers. Integers are complete numbers and they do not contain any fractional or decimal numbers within their group.  Subtracting integers involves taking care of the appropriate sign of each number and operating the numbers accordingly. The subtraction technique is the same except for in integers, it becomes very important to consider the signs of every number and calculate the values accordingly.

Example 1: Subtract the given integers: 4– (-3) – 5+ (-6).

To operate the above given numerical expression, first we have to follow the order of operations.

According to it, the parenthesis comes first and thus it should be first sorted out!

This implies: 4+ 3 – 5– 6.

(Taking from left, since negative times negative is positive and positive times negative is negative)

We should now start from left and calculate accordingly: 4+ 3 – 5 – 6 ==>7 – 5 – 6==> 2 – 6 = -4.

Therefore the value of the given expression is -4.
 
Example 2: Subtract the given integers: 10+ 4+ (-6) – (-1).

To operate the above given numerical expression, first we have to follow the order of operations.

According to it, the parenthesis comes first and thus it should be first sorted out!

This implies: 10+ 4– 6 + 1.

(Taking from left, since positive times negative is negativeand negative times negative is positive)

We should now start from left and calculate accordingly: 10+ 4– 6 + 1==>14 – 6 + 1==> 8 + 1==> 9.

Therefore the value of the given expression is 9.
 
 

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