Q. 119 J5.0( 3 Votes )

Write two integers such that one is smaller than –11, and other is greater than –11 but their difference is –11.

Answer :

Integers greater than -11 are: -10, -9, -8, -7, …


Integers smaller than -11 are: -12, -13, -14, -15, -16, …


To find the solution, find the easiest combination of positive integers which when subtracted gives 11.


The easiest pair which comes to our minds are 21 and 10.


21 – 10 = 11


So, just subtract the negative form of these integers again, as these satisfies the question (-21 < -11 & -10 > -11)


Difference = -21 – (-10)


Difference = -21 + 10 [Since, minus & minus = plus]


Difference = -11 [Since, 21 is the greatest integer amongst 21 and 10, then – sign will appear in the resulting answer]


Thus, -21 and -10 are such integers.


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