Best Answer

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.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-05-26 12:31:37
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


20 cards

A polynomial of degree zero is a constant term

The grouping method of factoring can still be used when only some of the terms share a common factor A True B False

The sum or difference of p and q is the of the x-term in the trinomial

A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

See all cards
1504 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How is a negative integer less then any positive integer?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What positive integer less than -6?

There are no positive integers less than any negative ones.

A positive integer plus a negative integer equals what?

Any positive integer plus any negative integer will always equal an integer. The results will be either a positive integer, a negative integer or 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.

Why cant a negative integer be greater than a positive integer?

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.

Which is greater an negative or positive integer?

any positive integer

An integer is negative positive or?

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

What is non 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.

The product of any two integers is a positive integer?

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.

Can a negative number be an integer?

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

Is a -5 an integer?

Yes, any positive or negative number is an integer.

Is 150 an integer?

yes, any positive or negative number is an integer

Is -14 an integer?

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

Is the difference of a positive integer and a negative integer always positive?

The difference between any numbers is always positive.

People also asked

Is positive 1 greater or less than negative 5?

View results