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Integers are a set of numbers that include all the natural numbers (0, 1, 2 ,3 , 4, and so on) and their negatives.

Integers include positive and negative numbers and zero (zero is neither positive or negative). Below are just a few integers – they go on for ever in both directions!

... -11, -10, -9, -8, -7, -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, ...

Learn more about working with integers by selecting from the menu options or by browsing through the information below.

This part of HelpingWithMath.com looks at positive and negative numbers to show what these numbers can be used to represent.

The ordering and comparing integers section illustrates how negative and positive integers can be compared and placed in order and explains why “big negative numbers” are actually smaller than “small negative numbers.”

There is help with how to add and subtract integers and along with some rules for adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers.