- If the signs are the same, add
the numbers absolute values and retain the same sign.
Example: -11 + -8 = -19
- If the signs are different,
subtract the numbers absolute values and retain the sign
of the number with the greater absolute value.
Example: -11 + 8 = -3
Example: Devin has lost $75, but in the last
two races he bets on his favorite horses, Polish Power and Lucky
Linda. He wins $40 on each race. How much is he ahead for the
- 75 +40 + 40
Answer: + $5
The countdown was at - 38. Where will
it restart from?