Arithmetic/Types of Numbers/Integer Number

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An integer number is any of: a positive whole number (a positive integer), a negative whole number (a negative integer), or zero.

Positive Integer[edit]

A Positive Integer is a natural number greater than 0, i.e. a whole number. A Positive Integer can be expressed mathematically:

I > 0 = {+1,+2,+3,+4,+5,+6,+7,+8,+9,...}

Positive numbers are often written without a + sign:

I > 0 = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,...}

Negative Integer[edit]

A Negative Integer is a negative whole number. This is represented by a - sign on the left side of the value.

I < 0 = {-1,-2,-3,-4,-5,-6,-7,-8,-9,...}

Number Zero[edit]

I = 0

Rules[edit]

1) a + 0 = a

2) a - 0 = a

3) a x 0 = 0

4) a / 0 is not defined.

5) a + a = 2a

6) a - a = 0

7) a x a = a2

8) a / a = 1 (except for a = 0, which is not defined, see rule 4)

9) a + (-a) = 0

10) a - (-a) = 2a

11) a x (-a) = - a2

12) a / (-a) = -1 (except for a = 0, which is not defined, see rule 4)