# Negative numbers: addition and subtraction

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Add and subtract negative numbers, and see how absolute value can be used to find the distance between any two numbers on the number line.

16 exercises available

Learn how to add negative numbers. By the end of this tutorial, you'll be solving problems like 4 + (-7) with ease!

Learn why subtracting a negative number is the same as adding its opposite!

Add and subtract negative numbers using a number line. It's the 7th grade mathematics shuffle: "Slide to the left for a negative value, and slide to the right for a positive value." Be careful, though. Which way do you move if you are subtracting a negative number? The answer awaits!

Learn how to use number lines to solve negative number addition and subtraction problems.

Learn how to add and subtract fractions, even when they're negative.

See how adding and subtracting negative numbers can be used in different situations.

Find the distance between any two numbers using absolute value.

Apply the properties of addition and subtraction to negative numbers.

Feeling positive about all of this negative number stuff? Challenge yourself to solve some more advanced problems, including expressions with variables.