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Subtraction of Integers on Number Line

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In order to understand this topic, you must read:

1) Additive Inverse
2) Addition of Integers on Number Line

Subtraction of Integers on Numbers Line can be of the following types:

Type 1 - When Both the Integers are Negative Integers



Example = Subtraction (-4) from (-3)

We know that in order to subtract an integer from another integer, we simple have to Add the Additive Inverse of the Integer (which is to be subtracted), to the other integer.

Let's solve the above given equation:
[(-3) - (-4) ]

Here we add additive inverse of (-4) which is (4) to other integers (-3), and we get
(-3) + 4

Now let's solve this on number line, as we do addition of integer



Since we have to add integer (4) to integer (-3), so we start with integer (-3) and move 4 units to the right and reach at integer (1).
And we know (-3) + 4 = 1

Type 2 - When one integer is positive and other is negative



Under this type, we will solve two examples:

Example 1 = Subtraction (4) from (-3)

We know that in order to subtract an integer from another integer, we simple have to Add the Additive Inverse of the Integer (which is to be subtracted), to the other integer.
Let's solve the above given equation:
[(-3) - (4)]
Here we add additive inverse of (4) which is (-4) to other integers (-3), and we get
(-3) + (-4)

Now let's solve this on number line, as we do addition of integer



Since we have to add integer (-4) to integer (-3), so we start with integer (-3) and move 4 units to the left and reach at integer (-7).
And we know (-3) + (-4) = (-7)



Example 2 = Subtraction (-4) from (3)
We know that in order to subtract an integer from another integer, we simple have to Add the Additive Inverse of the Integer (which is to be subtracted), to the other integer.

Let's solve the above given equation:
[(3) - (-4)]
Here we add additive inverse of (-4) which is (4) to other integers (3), and we get
(3) + (4)

Now let's solve this on number line, as we do addition of integer



Since we have to add integer (4) to integer (3), so we start with integer (3) and move 4 units to the right and reach at integer (7).
And we know (3) + (4) = 7

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