EducationADDING OR SUBTRACTING INTEGERS
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This flowchart will help you determine what the sign of the answer to an addition or subtraction problem involving integers will be.

               
 
Add the numbers together, the sign will be positive.
YES
Are both signs positive?
NO
Are both signs negative?
YES
Add the numbers together, the sign will be negative.







NO


 
 
Go back to the first block, you've misread the signs!
NO
Is 1 sign positive and the other sign negative?
YES
Is the larger number positive?








NO

YES
 
 
 
Subtract the numbers, the sign will be negative.
Subtract the numbers, the sign will be positive.