# Lesson 3 homework practice subtracting integers

### Question:

Difference between account assets and liabilities?

### Answer:

If Sonia has $235 in her savings account. She gets $45 out. There is still $190 in her savings account. To find the difference between two whole numbers, you need to take their differences away. Depending on whether the integers are positive, negative, or a mix of both, the value could go up or down. You can subtract two integers with the same sign or with different signs to find the difference between them. When you subtract two integers, you change the sign of the number youâ€™re taking away. After this step, if both numbers have the same sign, the absolute values are added together and the common sign is added to the result. If both numbers have different signs, we find the difference between the absolute numbers and use the sign of the larger number in the result.