# Adding Numbers, Adding Positive Numbers, Adding Negative Numbers

## What Are The Rules For Adding Positive Numbers And Negative Numbers?

Before we begin, here are some important tips:

- Negative sign and subtraction sign are really the same thing.
- Positive sign has no affect on negative numbers.
- When subtracting two numbers, use the sign of the larger number for the answer.

**Adding Positive Numbers**:

(a) 5 + 1 = +6 = 6

**Adding Negative Numbers**:

(a) -5 + (-1) =

-5 - 1 = -6

(b) -5 + (-1) =

-(5 + 1) =

-(6) = -6

- Adding Positive and Negative Numbers:

(a) -6 + 14 =

14 - 6 = 8

(b) -6 + 14 =

+(14 - 6) =

+(8) = +8 = 8

(c) 7 + (-11) =

-(11 - 7) = -4

Here is more on how to use signed numbers:

- Subtracting Positive Numbers And Negative Numbers
- Multiplying Positive Numbers And Negative Numbers
- Dividing Positive Numbers And Negative Numbers