# Subtracting Integers Practice Problems with Answers

The following ten (10) practice problems are all about subtracting integers. Keep practicing and you will get better in no time! Have fun!

Note: To subtract integers, change the operation from subtraction to addition but take the opposite sign of the second integer. Then proceed with regular integer addition as usual.

Case 1: $a – b \to a {\color{red}+} \left( { {\color{red}-} b} \right)$

Case 2: $a – \left( { – b} \right) \to a {\color{red}+} \left( { {\color{red}+} b} \right)$

Problem 1: Subtract the integers: $8 – 5$

$3$

Problem 2: Subtract the integers: $12 – \left( { – 3} \right)$

$15$

Problem 3: Subtract the integers: $– 7 – 4$

$-11$

Problem 4: Subtract the integers: $– 13 – \left( { – 17} \right)$

$4$

Problem 5: Subtract the integers: $9 – \left( { – 1} \right)$

$10$

Problem 6: Subtract the integers: $1 – \left( { – 2} \right) – 3$

$0$

Problem 7: Subtract the integers: $– 4 – 2 – \left( { – 9} \right)$

$3$

Problem 8: Subtract the integers: $– 8 – \left( { – 1} \right) – \left( { – 5} \right)$

$-2$

Problem 9: Subtract the integers: $– 6 – \left( { – 4} \right) – \left( { – 1} \right) – 3$

$-4$

Problem 10: Subtract the integers: $11 – 16 – \left( { – 2} \right) – \left( { – 10} \right)$

$7$