Adding and Subtracting Integers - Order of Operations

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Lesson Summary: In this lesson, you'll learn how to add and subtract integers in Algebra. Integers are negative and positive numbers, and learning how to add negative numbers can be a challenge for many students. The way to master this topic is through practice.

First, we describe what negative numbers are and why they are important. Then, we show how to add negative and positive integers together and how to correctly determine the sign of the answer. Our method boils the procedure down to a few simple rules that are easily remembered.

Finally, we work numerous example problems so that the student quickly gains mastery of this skill. It is crucial to master addition and subtraction of integers because this is something that is done for almost all algebra problems.