Math and Arithmetic

# How is a negative integer less then any positive integer?

Because positive numbers are to the right of negative numbers on the number line. If you have two numbers, one the negative of the other, and you add the positive to the negative, you get zero. If you add the positive to zero, you get a positive number. So positive numbers are an increase from zero, which is an increase from negative numbers.

A negative number may have a greater absolute value than a positive number, but it will always be less than a positive number.

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## Related Questions

There are no positive integers less than any negative ones.

Any positive integer plus any negative integer will always equal an integer. The results will be either a positive integer, a negative integer or zero.it depends which is bigger. if the positive integer is bigger the answer will be positive. and if the negative integer is bigger the answer will be negative.

By definition, a negative integer is any integer less than zero. Similarly, a positive integer is any integer greater than zero. It should be immediately obvious that an integer cannot be both less than and greater than zero. Therefore, a negative integer cannot be greater than a positive integer.

A non-positive integer is a negative integer. The term refers to any integer (a number that has no decimal part) that is less than zero.It means that it is an integer (whole number), and that it isn't positive. In other words, that includes zero, and negative integers.

An integer is any negative or positive whole number, or zero.

No, if a negative integer is multiplied by a positive integer, the product is negative. However, if both of the integers are either positive or negative, the product is positive.

A negative number can be an integer. An integer is any positive or negative whole number including zero.

Let's use N to represent any number.N x N = NN x -N = -N-N x -N = NSo the rules are:A positive integer times a positive integer will be a positive integerA positive integer times a negative integer will be a negative integerA negative integer times a negative integer will be a positive integer.

yes, any positive or negative number is an integer

No - the absolute value of any integer is either the integer itself or its positive equivalent, if negative.

An integer is just a whole number, excluding zero. Any positive integer will always have an opposite just by placing a negative sign in front of the positive integer. You can also say that any negative whole number is an integer.

Some sources say that the answer is no because a negative integer is less than zero and a positive integer is greater that zero. This answer is partially incorrect because if a negative integer is in an absolute value problem, it can potentially be greater that a positive integer. Example: |-11| &gt; 7 because |-11|=11 because it is in an absolute value problem. Simplified, the problem is 11 &gt; 7 So yes, in some cases a negative integer is greater that a positive integer.

Yes, -17 is an integer. Any number that is a negative or positive whole number or zero is an integer.

Yes, any positive or negative number is an integer.

An integer is any number that is positive or negative. Basically, an integer is a number.

The absolute value of a positive integer is positive. When taking the absolute value of any integer, one is essentially removing the sign (whether positive or negative), always leaving the remaining number positive.

An integer is any whole number, negative or positive. An example is 1.

The smallest positive factor of any positive integer is the number 1. If negative factors are allowed, the smallest factor is the negative of the absolute value of any integer.

The least positive integer is 1. Any integers less than 1 aren't positive.

100 IS an Integer. An integer is any positive or negative whole number (not a fraction number, and not zero).

Any number that is a whole number and is positive is a non negative integer.

an integer is any whole number (not a decimal) that is either positive or negative. because of this, there are almost unlimited answers to this question. the answer would have to be positive because any negative number multiplied by another negative number becomes positive. if the integer was -4, then -42 would be 16. if the integer was 4, then the answer would still be 16

The least positive integer is 1. Any integers less than 1 aren't positive.

Any negative integer multiplier from -1 to -infinity, and then zero, and then positive multipliers from 1 to 11.

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