Problem Solving With Integers

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Thursday brought bone-chilling cold temperatures of -30 degrees.

Friday was also cold, having a temperature of -12 degrees. Like all word problems, in order to solve the example above the first thing we should do is read the problem.

It is also helpful to read the problem well and look for what you are being asked to do or to find.

Some problems may ask you to find the sum which means you will add; others may ask you to find the difference, meaning you will subtract. We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities.

Temperature is a good way to remember what integers are.

An integer is any number that is not a fraction, decimal, or mixed number. Examples of integers include 3, 2, 1, 0, -1, -2, -3, and so on in both directions.

Integers are whole numbers and zero; they may be positive or negative numbers.

Examples of integers include -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, and so on, in both directions.


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