### All Algebra 1 Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #11 : How To Subtract Integers

Simplify.

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**Correct answer:**

This is a complex subtraction problem involving a positive and a negative number.

Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding a positive number. Rewrite.

We have an addition problem now.

The answer is .

### Example Question #12 : How To Subtract Integers

Simplify.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

This is a complex subtraction problem involving positive and negative numbers.

As indicated by the order of operations, we will work from the left to the right.

Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding a positive number. Rewrite.

Since is greater than and is positive, the answer is positive. We will treat this operation as a subtraction problem.

Next we finish the subtraction.

The answer is .

### Example Question #13 : How To Subtract Integers

Simplify.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

This is a complex subtraction problem involving positive and negative numbers.

As indicated by the order of operations, we will work from the left to the right.

Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding a positive number. Rewrite.

Since is greater than and is positive, the answer is positive. We will treat this operation as a subtraction problem.

Next we finish the subtraction.

Since is greater than and is negative, the answer is negative. We will treat this operation as a subtraction problem.

The answer is .

### Example Question #14 : How To Subtract Integers

Simplify.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

This is a complex subtraction problem involving positive and negative numbers.

As indicated by the order of operations, we will work from the left to the right.

Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding a positive number. Rewrite.

Next we finish the subtraction.

The answer is .

### Example Question #15 : How To Subtract Integers

Simplify.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

This is a complex subtraction problem involving positive and negative numbers.

As indicated by the order of operations, we will work from the left to the right.

Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding a positive number. Rewrite.

Next we finish the subtraction.

Subtracting a negative number is the same as adding a positive number. Rewrite.

The answer is .

### Example Question #16 : How To Subtract Integers

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We have two positive numbers being subtracted. Subtract normally. Answer is .

### Example Question #17 : How To Subtract Integers

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When a minus sign and a minus sign meet, it becomes an addition problem. Add normally. Answer is .

### Example Question #18 : How To Subtract Integers

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**Correct answer:**

When a minus sign and a minus sign meet, it becomes an addition problem. Add normally. Answer is .

### Example Question #19 : How To Subtract Integers

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**Correct answer:**

When a minus sign and a minus sign meet, it becomes an addition problem. Since is greater than and is positive, our answer is positive. We treat as a normal subtraction. Answer is .

### Example Question #20 : How To Subtract Integers

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**Correct answer:**

This is the same as adding two negative numbers. When adding with another negative number, just treat as an addition problem and then add a negative sign in front. Answer is .

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