When subtracting two integers, change the sign of the subtrahend and then apply addition of integers.

–6 is the subtrahend.

Change the sign of the subtrahend and change the operation symbol to +.

–11 + 6

Add the integers. (Take note that the integers have different signs. So subtract the two numbers and copy the sign of the larger number).

11 – 6 = 5

Since 11 is greater than 6, copy the sign of the integer with 11.

The difference is –5.

–10 is the subtrahend.

Change the sign of the subtrahend and change the operation symbol to +.

-3 + 10

Add the integers. (Take note that the integers have different signs. So subtract the two numbers and copy the sign of the larger number).

10 – 3 = 7

Since 10 is greater than 3, copy the sign of the integer with 10.

The difference is 7.

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