This tutorial will explain how to add integers (positive and negative numbers).

Integers are all whole numbers, including zero, and their opposites (negative numbers). On a horizontal number line all the numbers to the right of zero are positive and all the numbers to the left of the zero are negative. Integers do not include decimals or fractions.

When dealing with positive numbers, the farther away from zero the larger the value of the number.

When dealing with negative numbers, the closer to zero the larger value of the number.

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## Add Integers with the Same Sign

If the __ signs are the same__ (all the numbers are positive OR all the numbers are negative):

__the numbers and__

**add**

__keep the sign.__## Examples

## Add Integers with Different Signs

If the __ signs are different __:

**the numbers, and take the**

__Subtract____of the number that has the__

**sign**__.__

**highest absolute value**## Examples

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