Subtracting IntegersThere is only one rule that you have to remember when subtracting integers! Basically, you are going to change the subtraction problem to an addition problem.
"Keep  change  change" What does that mean? Keep  Change  Change is a phrase that will help you "add the opposite" by changing the subtraction problem to an addition problem. Keep the first number exactly the same. Change the subtraction sign to an addition sign. Change the sign of the last number to the opposite sign. If the number was positive change it to negative OR if it was negative, change it to positive.
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Let's Practice Subtracting IntegersReady to try some on your own? Don't forget to rewrite the problem first and then solve using your addition rules! Click here to check your answers. 1. 6  (7) = _______ 2. 12  3 = _______ 3. 10  (8) = _______ 4. 9  10 = _______ 5. 4  (12) = _______ 6. 5  9 = _______ 7. 2  12 = _______ 8. 13  (10) = _______ How did you do? Are you ready for more of a challenge? Let's mix it up a little! Watch the signs! 9. 6  (7) + 8 = _______ 10. 12 + (15)  (3) = _______ 11. 8  4  (7) = _______ 12. 3  (7)  12 = _______ Answers to

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