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# NEGATIVE INTEGER

## Definition of Negative Integer

A number which is less than zero but not a fraction or a decimal is called a Negative Integer.

• The negative integers are commonly denoted as Z.
• It is represented by putting '-' sign before the number.

• For each positive integer, there is a negative integer, and these integers are called opposites
• It is shown to the left of zero on a number line.

### Examples of Negative Integer

• In the number line shown above, the negative integers are - 1, - 2, - 3, - 4, - 5, - 6, - 7, - 8, and so on
• Suppose a man gained \$700 in one transaction and lost \$1050 in another transaction. Then, overall he made \$- 350 where '+' sign indicates profit and '-' sign indicates loss.
• The value of the temperature 8 degrees below zero is - 8 degrees

### Solved Example on Negative Integer

#### Ques: Identify the number line that has an arrow indicating the location of negative integer - 3.

##### Choices:
A. Number line 4
B. Number line 3
C. Number line 2
D. Number line 1