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SUBTRACTION OF INTEGERS ON NUMBER LINE

__Subtraction of Integer __

__RULES –__

**1) To subtract
a positive integers +x, move x unit to the left of the given integers.**

**2) To subtract a
negative integers –x, move x unit to the right of the given integers.
**

__Example.1) __

**To subtract positive
integers, move to the left of the given integer by as many unit distances as
the absolute value of the integer to be subtracted. Now, we have to move from +7 to 2 units to
the left to reach at +5.**

**(+7) – (+5) = 2**

__Example.2)__

**To subtract a
negative integers, move to the right of the given integers by as many unit
distance as the absolute value of the integer to be subtracted. Now, we have to move from (-8) to the right and arrive at (-2).**

**So, we can conclude that, (-8) – (-6)
= -8 + 6 = -2 **