**> Adding Integers with Different Signs <**

**Adding integers with different signs**

When the integers have different signs,find the difference of

their absolute values. Then use the sign of the addend with the

greater absolute value in the sum.

example

36 + [-24]

the integers have different signs. Find the difference of their absolute

values

[36] - [-24] = 36 - 24 = 12

36 has the greatest absolute value, so the sum is positive.

The sum is 12