# Solutions to Subtracting Integers Practice Test

Blow are the solutions to the Civil Service Exam subtracting integers practice test.  As I have mentioned before, you do not have to memorize the rules of subtraction. All you have to do is convert it to addition. We can do this by converting a subtraction of integers problem  to addition of integers by changing the signs: minus “-: to plus negative “+ (-“  and minus negative “– –” or “– (-” to plus “+“. Observe how the subtraction problems are converted into addition problems in the solutions below. If you have any questions, please use the comment box below.

1. 12 23 = 12 + (-23) = -11

2. -21 – (-4) = -21 + 4 = -17

3. 17 – (-36) = 17 + 36 = 53

4. -18 13 = -18 + (-13) =-31

5. 22 35 = 22 + (-35) = -13

6. -34 – (-21) = -34 + 21 = – 13

7. 29 – (-6) = 29 + 6 = 35

8. 98 – 14 = 84 (no need to change signs, this is ordinary subtraction since the minuend is larger than the subtrahend).

9. -87 53 = -87 + (-53) = -140

10. 63 92 = 63 + (-92) = -29

In the next post, we are going to discuss about multiplication and division of integers.

### 6 Responses

1. ana says:

i think the question number 1 (one) the answer is 111 is wrong… that would be -11

• Civil Service Reviewer says:

Thank you Michael.

2. The answer for number 3 is 53.

• Civil Service Reviewer says:

Yes, it’s 53. Thank you.

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