# Adding negative numbers review

Review the basic of adding negative numbers and try some practice problems.

## Adding negative numbers with a number line

### Adding 2 negative numbers

Lets add .

Step 1: Start at the first number, in this case :

Step 2: Move more places to the

**left**. We move to the**left**because**adding negative decreases**our number by . takes us to on the number line.

### Adding a negative number and a positive number

Lets add .

Step 1: Start at the first number, in this case :

Step 2: Move places to the

**right**. We move to the**right**because**adding positive increases**our number by . takes us to on the number line.

*Want to learn more about adding negative numbers? Check out this video.*