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From: Marielouise (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Sep 19, 2002 at 21:12:23
Subject: Re: Integers

Hi, Elizabeth,

The sum of two negatives is negative.  The sum of two positives is positive.
The sum of a positive and a negative number has the same sign as the number
with larger absolute value.  For example to add -11 and +8, since the absolute
value of -11 is larger then the answer will be negative.  You might want to
look through your instructional materials again.

When multiplying two negative integers then you get a positive answer.

 -Marielouise, for the T2T service


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