positive integer


Definition of Positive Integer

  • Whole numbers greater than zero are called Positive Integers.

More about Positive Integer

  • The numbers less than zero are called negative integers.
  • Positive integers are represented towards left of zero (0) on a number line.
  • Positive integers are always greater than negative integers.

Example of Positive Integer

  • The numbers on the right of zero are positive integers on the number line.

Solved Example on Positive Integer

Identify the positive integer from the following.
Choices:
A. 5
B. 0.5
C. 5.5
D. 55.5
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
Step 1: Whole numbers greater than zero are called Positive Integers.
Step 2: 0.5, 5.5, and 55.5 are the decimal numbers and are not integers.
Step 3: Here, only 5 is the positive integer.

Related Terms for Positive Integer

  • Greater Than
  • Integer
  • Negative Integer
  • Number
  • Zero