**Adding Signed Numbers**

**Rules for Adding:**

- When you add two numbers with the
**same signs,**- add the absolute values, and
- write the sum (the answer) with the sign of the numbers.

**Examples:**

(+5) + (+7) = +12

(-6) + (-8) = -14

(9) + (5) = 14

- When you add two numbers with
**different signs,**- subtract the absolute values, and
- write the difference (the answer) with the sign of the number having the larger absolute value.

**Examples:**

(+7) + (-9) = -2

(-12) + (+15) = +3

(-20) + 14 = -6