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Negative numbers are useful whenever there are two opposites. For example, going up might be described by a positive number, going down by a negative; gaining money might be described by a positive number, losing money by a negative number. Such numbers will typically NOT be integers; you can use integers whenever the unit used (and the precision required) does not require you to use decimals. For example, "altitude below sea level" will be a negative number; if you don't need numbers less than a meter, you can use whole meters.

Q: Which situation would be described with a negative integer?

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The answer would be -1 (minus one)

An integer is any whole number, so the answer would be true.

This would be impossible - since the mean of the three integers would have to be an integer, and if you divide -56 by 3, you do not get an integer.

If sea level is 0, then feet above sea level would be a positive integer, while feet below sea level would be a negative integer. The integer for six feet below sea level would be -6.

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

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No. It would NEVER be negative.

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-1.5 would be a negative non-integer.

A negative integer is any whole number which is negative. For example -3 is a negative integer because it's a whole number and it's negative. However -3.24 would not be a negative integer because it's not whole. 3 would not be a negative integer either because it's positive rather than negative.

The least non negative integer would be 1.

The negative integer of a debt of 20 would be -20.

No, because if the positive was 8, and the negative was -4, the difference would be positive four.

No, because if the positive was 8, and the negative was -4, the difference would be positive four.

A positive integer would just be a regular number like 2. A negative integer is a negative number like -2. (2 below zero)

-0.8 would not be an integer because it is a decimal and decimals are not integers. An integer is a whole number negative or positive.

-465 is a negative integer which is a whole number

Yes. ie) -8-3=x The problem would change to: -8+(-3)=x x=-11 So just make it a negative plus a negative.