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Which situation would be described with a negative integer?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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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.

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