# ADDING INTEGERS WITH THE SAME SIGN

## About "Adding integers with the same sign"

Adding integers with the same sign :

To add integers with the same sign, add the absolute values of the integers and use the sign of the integers for the sum.

## Adding integers with the same sign - Examples

Example 1 :

Add : (-2) + (-5)

Solution :

Step 1 :

Find the absolute values.

|-2|  =  2 and  |-5|  =  7

Step 2 :

Find the sum of the absolute values :

2 + 5  =  7

Step 3 :

Use the sign of the integers to write the sum.

(-2) + (-5)  =  -7

Example 2 :

Add : (+2) + (+3)

Solution :

Step 1 :

Find the absolute values.

|+2|  =  2 and  |+3|  =  3

Step 2 :

Find the sum of the absolute values :

2 + 3  =  5

Step 3 :

Use the sign of the integers to write the sum.

(+2) + (+3)  =  +5

Example 3 :

Use model to find the sum of "-4 and "-3"

Solution :

Let us take four negative counters for "-4" and three negative counters in the second row for "-3". In the above figure, we find six negative counters in total.

So, the answer is -6.

Hence, (-4) + (-2)  =  -6

Example 4 :

The temperature was 2°F below zero. The temperature drops by 5°F. What is the temperature now ?

Solution :

Step 1 :

According to the question, the initial temperature was 2°F below zero. 2 below zero is "-2".

So, the initial temperature is -2°F

Step 2 :

Let us mark the initial temperature on the number line. Step 3 :

A drop in temperature of 5° is like adding -5° to the temperature.

Since the temperature is dropping, we have to go below the initial temperature. The temperature drops by 5°. So, we have to count 5 units on the number line below -2 to find the final temperature.

That is "-7".

Mark the temperature now on the number line. Step 4 :

From the above figure, the final temperature is -7°.

Justify and Evaluate :

In the above example, we have just added -2 and -5.

From the above example problem, it is clear that when we add two negative numbers, we have to add them as usual and take negative sign to the result.

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