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## Subtracting Integers Worksheet Grade 6 with Answers

**I. Subtract the following
**(i) + 7 from + 15

(ii) + 11 from – 21

(iii) – 34 from + 68

(iv) – 12 from + 47

(v) 8 from 16

(vi) +8 from -16

(vii) -8 from +16

**Solution:**

(i) For easily subtracting the numbers, we have to follow two steps. They are

1. Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

2. Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

+7 – +15

=+7 + +15

=+7 + (-15)

=+7 – 15

=-8

(ii) + 11 from – 21

+11 -(-21)

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=+11 + (-21)

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=+11 + (+21)

=+11 +(+21)

=32

(iii) – 34 from + 68

-34-(+68)

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=-34+(+68)

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=-34 +(-68)

=-34 -68

=-102

(iv) – 12 from + 47

-12 -(+47)

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=-12+(+47)

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=-12+(-47)

=-12-47

=-59

(V) 8 from 16

8-16

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=8+16

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=8 +(-16)

=8- 16

=-8

(Vi) +8 from -16

i.e. +8 -(-16)

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=+8+(-16)

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=+8+(16)

=24

(Vii) -8 from +16

i.e. -8-(+16)

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=-8+(+16)

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=-8+(-16)

=-8-16

=-24

**II. Subtract the following integers**

(i) 5 – 6

(ii) (-4) – 3

(iii) 2 – (-9)

(iv) (-3) – (-7)

(v) (-1) – (-3) – (-8)

(vi) (+14) – (-10) – (+8) – (-6)

**Solution:**

(i) 5 – 6

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=5 + 6

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=5+(-6)

=5-6

=-1

(ii) (-4) – 3

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=(-4) + 3

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=-4+(-3)

=-4-3

=-7

(iii) 2 – (-9)

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=(2) +(- 9)

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=2+(+9)

=2 + 9

=11

(IV) (-3) – (-7)

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=(-3) +(- 7)

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=-3+(+7)

=4

(v) (-1) – (-3) – (-8)

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=(-1) + (-3) +(- 8)

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=1+3 +8

=12

(VI) (+14) – (-10) – (+8) – (-6)

Change the subtraction sign into an addition sign.

=(+14) + (-10) +(+ 8)+ (-6)

Take the inverse of the number which comes after the sign.

=-14+(+10) +(-8) +(6)

=-14 +10 -8+6

=-22 +16

=-6

**III. Solve the following
**(i) (-5) – ……….. = 10

(ii) (-15) – ……….. = -5

(iii) (-8) – ……….. = 4

(iv) -25 – 18 = ………..

(v) 16 – 28 = ………..

(vi) -34-0=_____

(vii) 10-23=______

**Solution:**

(i) Let the number be x.

(-5)-(x)=10

x=-10-5

x=-15

so,(-5)-(-15)=10

(ii) Let the number be x.

(-15)-(x)=-5

x=-15+5

x=-10

so,(-15)-(-10)=-5

(iii) Let the number be x.

(-8)-(x)=4

x=-4-8

x=-12

so,(-8)-(-12)=-8+12=4

(iv) -25-18

=- 43

(v) 16-28

=16 +(-28)

=16-28

=-12

(vi) -34-0

=-34

(vii)10 – 23

=-13

**IV. **Write a negative integer and positive integer whose difference is 12.

**Solution:**

Let the positive integer and negative integer be 6, -6.

We subtract the smallest number from the bigger one.

i.e. 6-(-6)=6+6=12

**V. Fill in the blanks
**(i) To subtract (- 6) from 20, we add ……………… to 20.

(ii) To subtract 6 from – 20, we add ……………… to – 20.

(iii) The opposite (negative) of a negative integer is a ……………… integer.

(iv) If a and b are two integers then a + b is also a _____.

**Solution:**

(i) +6

(ii) -6

(iii) positive

(iv) integer

**Vi. **Rakesh borrowed Rs 500 from Anil. Rakesh also borrowed Rs 200 from Akhil. What is the total amount of debt?

**Solution:**

Given,

Rakesh borrowed from Anil=Rs 500

Rakesh also borrowed from Akhil=Rs 200

Rs 500 debt can be represented by= -500

Rs 200 debt can be represented bt=-200

The total amount of debt=-500-200=-500+-200=-700

Therefore, the total debt is Rs 700.

**Vii. **The record high temperature for Chennai is 58^{0} Fahrenheit. The record low is -28 ^{0}Fahrenheit. What is the difference between high and low?

**Solution:**

Given,

The record high temperature for Chennai is =58^{0} Fahrenheit

The record low temperature for Chennai is=-28^{0} F

The difference between high and low is=58–28=58+28=86^{0}

Therefore, the difference between high and low temperatures is 86 F.

**Viii. **Ramesh has taken 10 steps forward and 5 steps backward. How many steps have you taken?

**Solution:**

Given,

Ramesh has taken forward steps=10

Ramesh has taken backward steps=-5

Ramesh has taken steps=10-5=5

Therefore, Ramesh has taken 5 steps.

**ix. **On a cold morning, the temperature was -5^{0}c. When he checked again after office, the temperature has dropped 5^{0}c. What was the temperature after office?

**Solution:**

Given,

On a cold morning, the temperature was= -5^{0}c

The temperature was dropped=5^{0}c

The temperature after office=-5^{0}c-5^{0}c=-10^{0}c

Hence, the temperature after office was -10^{0}c.

**X. **An elevator is on the fifteenth floor. It goes down 10 floors and then up 5 floors. What floor is the elevator on now?

**Solution:**

Given,

An elevator is on floor=15

It goes down floors=10

It goes up floors=5

The elevator is on the floor=15-10+5=10

Therefore, the elevator is on 10 th floor.