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Smallest number

Zero isn't the smallest number, if a number at all. Negative numbers such as -4 are smaller.

Here's how to figure these out. First, which is the biggest number (ignore the sign for now). Got it? Okay, now if it has a negative sign in front, that's your smallest number. In the list above, the biggest number does indeed have a negative sign, so it's your smallest. If it doesn't, then it's your biggest number. A negative sign turns your biggest into your smallest. The smallest number is either the positive number that is closest to zero in a list, or if the list has negative numbers, then it is the biggest negative number (that would make it the farthest away from zero).

The smallest negative one digit number is -9, and the smallest positive one digit number is either 0 or 1, I'm not sure about the positive.

The negative three-digit number with the least value is -999.

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Smallest number

It is the smallest non-negative rational number. Negative numbers are rational and are smaller.

no 0 isn't the smallest number because there are negative numbers so there really is no biggest number nor smallest number

Zero isn't the smallest number, if a number at all. Negative numbers such as -4 are smaller.

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.

-99

the number line goes up to infinity on both negative and positive sides

the biggest negative number is the smallest -10

Here's how to figure these out. First, which is the biggest number (ignore the sign for now). Got it? Okay, now if it has a negative sign in front, that's your smallest number. In the list above, the biggest number does indeed have a negative sign, so it's your smallest. If it doesn't, then it's your biggest number. A negative sign turns your biggest into your smallest. The smallest number is either the positive number that is closest to zero in a list, or if the list has negative numbers, then it is the biggest negative number (that would make it the farthest away from zero).

Numbers don't stop in either direction. The smallest positive number not starting with 0 is 1. The smallest negative number is infinite.

-10001

-4

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