**Rules for integers**

**Adding and subtracting....**

positive + positive = positive

negative + negative = add the two numbers and the answer will be negative

Example: -5+-5=-10 or the same problem could be written in this form -5-5=-10

If you have a positive and a negative number to find the answer you will subtract and take the sign of the largest number.

Example: -5+2=-3 or 2-5=-3

**Multiplying and Dividing.....**

positive x positive = positive

positive x negative = negative

negative x negative = positive

positive/positive = positive

positive/negative = negative

negative/positive = negative

negative/negative = positive