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-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, the first of our difficult quizzes 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.

See if you can get top marks - if you are struggling with this quiz, make sure you play our other one first.

1.
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
-5
-4
5
4
Starting at -6: adding 5 brings you to -1. Subtracting 4 brings you to -5. Adding 10 brings you to 5
2.
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
16
-12
12
0
Starting at -10: adding 10 brings you to 0. Subtracting 4 brings you to -4. Subtracting 8 brings you to -12
3.
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
12
-2
2
28
Starting at -5: adding 5 brings you to 0. Subtracting 8 brings you to -8. Adding 10 brings you to 2
4.
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
6
8
2
-8
Starting at -1: adding 8 brings you to 7. Subtracting 4 brings you to 3. Adding 5 brings you to 8
5.
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
1
5
14
-5
Starting at -12: adding 10 brings you to -2. Subtracting 3 brings you to -5. Adding 6 brings you to 1
6.
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
-1
-3
4
3
Starting at 8: subtracting 4 brings you to 4. Subtracting 6 brings you to -2. Adding 5 brings you to 3
7.
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
8
7
2
1
Starting at 10: subtracting 6 brings you to 4. Subtracting 1 brings you to 3. Adding 5 brings you to 8
8.
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
3
-3
5
1
Starting at 4: subtracting 4 brings you to 0. Subtracting 6 brings you to -6. Adding 11 brings you to 5
9.
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
2
14
-14
-2
Starting at -2: subtracting 4 brings you to -6. Adding 3 brings you to -3. Adding 5 brings you to 2
10.
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
5
-5
8
9
Starting at -4: adding 2 brings you to -2. Adding 5 brings you to 3. Adding 6 brings you to 9
Author:  Frank Evans