Subtraction of Integers Quiz 1
by Civil Service Reviewer · February 2, 2014
Now that you have learned how to add and subtract integers, test your skills in this 10item quiz. Items 18 are worth 2 points each and items 910 are worth 3 points each. In case you get a low score, please read How to Add Positive Integers and How to Subtract Positive and Negative Integers.
Note that in the solutions shown below, each subtraction was converted in addition. This way, you will only have to master addition of fractions.
Subtraction of Integers Quiz 1. Let’s begin!
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Question 1 of 10
1. Question
17 – 12
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The correct answer is 5.

Question 2 of 10
2. Question
8 – 2
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Solution:
8 – 2 is the same as 8 + ( 2) = 10. 
Question 3 of 10
3. Question
15 – 17
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Solution:
15 – 17 is the same as 15 + (17) which is equal to 2. 
Question 4 of 10
4. Question
13 – ( 4)
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Solution
13 – ( 4) is the same as 13 + 4 which is equal to 17. 
Question 5 of 10
5. Question
What is 5 – 17?
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Solution:
5 – 17 is the same as 5 + (17) = 12

Question 6 of 10
6. Question
What is 11 – (8)?
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Solution:
11 – (8) is the same as 11 + 8 which is equal to 3.

Question 7 of 10
7. Question
What is – 9 – (5)?
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Solution:
– 9 – (5) is the same as – 9 + 5 which is equal to 4.

Question 8 of 10
8. Question
What is 18 – (30)?
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18 – (30) is the same as 18 + 30. Now, reversing the order, 30 + (18) is the same as 30 – 18 = 12.

Question 9 of 10
9. Question
If A = – 5 and B = 8 – 3, then what is A – B?
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First, we compute for B.
B is – 8 – 3 which is the same as 8 + (3) which is equal to 11.
Now, A – B = – 5 – (11) which is the same as – 5 + 11. Now, 5 + 11 is the same as 11 – 5 = 6.

Question 10 of 10
10. Question
What is 5 – 8 – (3)?
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When you perform operations such as consecutive subtraction, you should do the operation from left to right. This means, you do 5 – 8 first and subtract 3 from the result. Now, 5 – 8 = 5 + (8) = 3. Now, 3 – (3) = 0.
5 – 8 – (3)