# Using The Number Line

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We can use the Number Line to help us **add**:

## 5 + 3 = 8 |

And **subtract**:

## 6 − 5 = 1 |

It is also great to help us with **negative numbers**:

## −3 + 2 = −1 |
## −3 − 2 = −5 |

So when we get puzzling questions like "What is −6 plus 3" we can use the number line!

## More Examples:

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## Try It Yourself:

Drag the points, see how it all works:

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## What Is Next

Sometimes we get questions like

3 + (−6)

Plus and Minus together?

Read How to Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers to find what to do.

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