## What is the rule for adding and subtracting negative numbers?

When adding positive numbers, count to the right.

When adding negative numbers, count to the left.

When subtracting positive numbers, count to the left.

When subtracting negative numbers, count to the right..

## What is the rule for subtracting integers?

First, keep the first number (known as the minuend). Second, change the operation from subtraction to addition. Third, get the opposite sign of the second number (known as the subtrahend) Finally, proceed with the regular addition of integers.

## What is the rule for negative numbers?

To get a negative number, you need one negative and one positive number. The rule works the same way when you have more than two numbers to multiply or divide. An even number of negative numbers will give a positive answer. An odd number of negative numbers will give a negative answer.

## What is the rule for adding and subtracting integers?

To add integers having the same sign, keep the same sign and add the absolute value of each number. To add integers with different signs, keep the sign of the number with the largest absolute value and subtract the smallest absolute value from the largest. Subtract an integer by adding its opposite.

## Why do you add when subtracting a negative number?

The addition/subtraction tells us which way to face, and the positive/negative tells us if our steps will be forward or backward (regardless of the way we’re facing).