**Adding Real Numbers**

* Like signs :- *To add two numbers with the

*same*sign, add their absolute

values. The sign of the answer (either + or -) is the same as the sign of

the two numbers.

* Unlike signs :- *To add two numbers with

*different*signs, subtract the

smaller absolute value from the larger. The sign of the answer is the

same as the sign of the number with the larger absolute value.