Subtracting integers calculator
This subtracting integers calculator will help you to sharpen your skills of subtracting integers.
Note: Use it much until you have mastered the skill
the followings rules should be remembered as you practice:
Subtracting is the same thing as adding the negative.
So, whenever you subtract, rewrite the subtraction sign as + -
Then, all the the rules below still apply when performing operations.
Positive +
Positive =
Positive
Negative +
Negative =
Negative
The sign for
Positive +
Negative or
Negative +
Positive depends on which number is bigger.
Always subtract and keep the sign of the higher number!
For example,
- 9 − 4 = -9 + -4 = -13 but
-5 − - 2 = -5 + -- 2 = -5 + +2 = -3 (2 negatives = a positive)
Practice makes perfect and enjoy the calculator!