Study guides

☆☆

Q: What are whole numbers and their opposites called?

Write your answer...

Submit

Still have questions?

Continue Learning about Other Math

The opposites of whole numbers are also whole numbers: both sets are the set of integers.

Assuming that you mean opposites (rather than oppisites), the answer will depend on what kind of opposites: additive opposites or multiplicative opposites.In the first case you have the same set as you started with: whole numbers.In the second, you will have the set that consists of the union ofall whole numbers,all unit fractions between -1 and +1. But, you have a problem with zero: its multiplicative opposite is not defined.

Apart from zero (which is its own opposite), the opposites of whole numbers are also whole numbers. You have the set of whole numbers which is also known as the set of integers.

The set of whole numbers includes all their additive opposites. So the set is the same as the one you started with.

It would be an integer (positive or negative whole number).

Related questions

The opposites of whole numbers are also whole numbers: both sets are the set of integers.

The set of whole number and their opposites is simply the set of whole numbers!

integer

The set of integers (ℤ) is the set of the positive whole numbers and their additive opposites (the negative whole numbers).

describe the whole numbers

That is called the set of "integers".

integer

numbers that are not the whole numbers and their opposites

Assuming that you mean opposites (rather than oppisites), the answer will depend on what kind of opposites: additive opposites or multiplicative opposites.In the first case you have the same set as you started with: whole numbers.In the second, you will have the set that consists of the union ofall whole numbers,all unit fractions between -1 and +1. But, you have a problem with zero: its multiplicative opposite is not defined.

Apart from zero (which is its own opposite), the opposites of whole numbers are also whole numbers. You have the set of whole numbers which is also known as the set of integers.

rational

integer

People also asked