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# What is the greatest negative integer?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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A negative integer is an integer to the left of zero on the number line. It is less than zero. So the greatest negative integer is -1.

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### What is the product of greatest negative integer and smallest positive integer?

The smallest positive integer is 1. 1 is the multiplicative identity; ie anything times 1 is itself. The greatest negative integer is the most positive negative integer which is -1. Therefore the product of the greatest negative integer and the smallest positive integer is the greatest negative integer which is -1.

### What is the greatest negative even integer?

-2 is the greatest negative even integer.

### What is greatest negative number?

There is no greatest negative number. The greatest negative integer is -1.

### Is there a greatest negative integer?

Yes, there is a greatest negative integer. It is -1 because -1 is the only negative number before 0 and negative numbers are the opposite of positive numbers.

### Why is -1 the greatest negative integer?

There are no whole negative numbers greater than -1. Therefore, -1 is the highest negative whole integer. It can be thought of this way: When positive integers get larger, an amount is greater, but when negative integers get larger, the amount is less, so -1 is the greatest negative integer.

### Why -1 is the greatest integer?

It is not - so the question is seriously flawed. If you stated that -1 was the greatest (most positive) negative integer you would be correct. However, numbers are infinite so you cannot state a greatest integer. Integers are both positive and negative numbers, but have to be whole numbers

### Is 0 the smallest integer?

No. Integers are positive and negative whole numbers (&hellip;, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, &hellip;). As there are an infinite number of negative integers as they approach negative infinity (the greatest negative integer being -1), there can be no smallest (negative) integer.

### How many integers are there in the greatest negative integer and the smallest positive integer?

Infinitely many in both cases.

Infinity

### What is the quotient of a negative integer and a negative integer?

a negative integer

### Is the product of a negative and positive integer a negative?

Yes. The product of a negative integer and a positive integer is a negative integer.

### What is the smallest negative integers?

The set of negative integers is {-1, -2, -3, ...}. The greatest negative integer is -1. From there the numbers progress toward negative infinity. There are an infinite number of negative integers as they approach negative infinity. So there is no smallest negative integer. -1