## Working with Integers August 28, 2009

Posted by Ms. Miller in Algebra I.
 If the signs are the SAME Add the numbers and keep the sign. Ex. $7+2=9$ and $-3-7=-10$ If the signs are DIFFERENT Subtract the smaller number from the larger. The answer takes the sign of the larger number. Ex. $(-8)+5=-3$ and $9+(-2)=7$
 If the good guys (+) enter (+) the town, that is good (+) for the town. $(+)(+)=+$ If the good guys (+) leave (-) the town, that is bad (-) for the town. $(+)(-)= -$ If the bad guys (-) enter (+) the town, that is bad (-) for the town. $(-)(+)= -$ If the bad guys (-) leave (-) the town, that is good (+) for the town. $(-)(-)=-$