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Adding Integers

Objective: I know how to add integers.

Whole numbers greater than zero are called positive integers.

Whole numbers less than zero are called negative integers.

The integer 0 is neither positive nor negative.

Rule 1:

The sum of two or more positive integers is a positive integer.

The sum of two or more negative integers is a negative integer.

Rule 2:

To find the sum of a positive and a negative integer:

Subtract the two numbers (ignore the signs) and then keep the sign of the larger integer.

Refer to the lesson on [adding integers](/adding-integers.html) for more information and examples.

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