Subtracting Integers: Rules & Examples

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When subtracting integers you can think of

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1. You can use the rule Negative-Positive=Negative of subtracting integers on which of the following problems?

2. You can use the rule Positive - Negative = Positive of subtracting integers on which of the following problems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Subtracting integers involve a specific set of rules, and this quiz tests you on those rules. Examples of the various rules will be covered during the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This subtraction quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall how to think about subtracting integers
  • Determine which of given problems is one where you can use 'Positive - Positive = Positive + Negative' of subtracting integers
  • Recognize a problem in which you can use the rule 'Negative-Positive=Negative'
  • Understand which problem of given options is one where you can use the rule 'Positive - Negative = Positive'
  • Know what problem to use the rule 'Negative - Negative = Negative + Positive' with

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on rules for subtracting integers
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if an equation is one where you can use a given rule
  • Problem solving - calculate problems to see if given rules of subtracting integers apply
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about subtraction

Additional Learning

The lesson Subtracting Integers: Rules & Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Give hints to help subtraction
  • Explain subtracting double negatives
  • Provide example subtraction problems
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