Negative Numbers (Difficult)
-6 + 5 - 4 + 8 = 3.

Negative Numbers (Difficult)

Negative numbers are denoted by a minus sign in front of them, such as -8. In this second quiz on negative numbers, you will get some more practice in using the number line to add and subtract numbers.

Unlike the first 11-plus Maths quiz on negative numbers, you aren't given a starting point on the number line: don't worry, you can start wherever you like and can add/subtract the numbers in any order you like, but don't forget to apply the following rule: for negative numbers move to the left along the number line BUT for positive numbers move to the right along the number line.

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  1. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    -8 - 10 - 4 + 10
    Starting at -10: adding 10 brings you to 0. Subtracting 4 brings you to -4. Subtracting 8 brings you to -12
  2. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    -6 + 5 - 4 + 8
    Starting at 8: subtracting 4 brings you to 4. Subtracting 6 brings you to -2. Adding 5 brings you to 3
  3. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    -6 + 5 - 4 + 10
    Starting at -6: adding 5 brings you to -1. Subtracting 4 brings you to -5. Adding 10 brings you to 5
  4. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    -1 + 5 - 4 + 8
    Starting at -1: adding 8 brings you to 7. Subtracting 4 brings you to 3. Adding 5 brings you to 8
  5. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    -6 + 5 - 1 + 10
    Starting at 10: subtracting 6 brings you to 4. Subtracting 1 brings you to 3. Adding 5 brings you to 8
  6. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    -2 + 3 - 4 + 5
    Starting at -2: subtracting 4 brings you to -6. Adding 3 brings you to -3. Adding 5 brings you to 2
  7. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    6 - 12 + 10 - 3
    Starting at -12: adding 10 brings you to -2. Subtracting 3 brings you to -5. Adding 6 brings you to 1
  8. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    6 + 5 - 4 + 2
    Starting at -4: adding 2 brings you to -2. Adding 5 brings you to 3. Adding 6 brings you to 9
  9. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    -6 + 4 - 4 + 11
    Starting at 4: subtracting 4 brings you to 0. Subtracting 6 brings you to -6. Adding 11 brings you to 5
  10. What is the answer to the given additions and subtractions?
    Use this portion of the NUMBER LINE to help you do these questions:

    ... -12 -11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 ...

    -8 + 5 - 5 + 10
    Starting at -5: adding 5 brings you to 0. Subtracting 8 brings you to -8. Adding 10 brings you to 2

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