INTEGERS are the set of whole numbers and their opposites.

{. . . -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. . .}

RULES FOR ADDING INTEGERS

1. Add the positive integers.

2. Add the negative integers without the signs.

3. Subtract the sum of the negative numbers from the sum of the positive numbers.

The sum of two positive numbers is positive. The sum of two negative numbers is negative.

(+) + (+) = + ; (-) + (-) = -

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