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In this section, we learn how to add two or more integers together. We begin by looking at our number line to visually add integers together. Once we have the concept down, we then turn to a more practical approach to address our two scenarios. The first scenario occurs when we add integers with a common sign. In this case, we keep the sign the same and add absolute values. The second scenario is more complex. When adding two integers in this situation, we subtract the smaller absolute value away from the larger absolute value. Once we have this result, we attach the sign of the number with the larger absolute value.
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# In this Section:

In this section, we learn how to add two or more integers together. We begin by looking at our number line to visually add integers together. Once we have the concept down, we then turn to a more practical approach to address our two scenarios. The first scenario occurs when we add integers with a common sign. In this case, we keep the sign the same and add absolute values. The second scenario is more complex. When adding two integers in this situation, we subtract the smaller absolute value away from the larger absolute value. Once we have this result, we attach the sign of the number with the larger absolute value.